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On International Day of Clean Air, PCB, Kashmir, and Khonmoh industrialists plant trees

Srinagar, Sep 7: The Pollution Control Board (PCB) on Thursday celebrated International Day of Clean Air for blue skies—2023 under the theme “Together for clean air”.

The event was inaugurated by Regional Director JKPCC Kashmir Rafiq Ahmad Bhat with a plantation drive and was organised by JKPCC in collaboration with Industrial Association Khonmoh Srinagar.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Bilquis Ara Sidique Chief Scientist JKPCC underlined the importance of the subject and gave an overview of the aims and objectives of the program.

She said that it is most sensitive, immediate issue that needs to be taken care of, at individual as well as collective levels.

During the event the prominent NGOs of the nation, Nazir-Ba-Nazir, general secretary Industrial Association Khonmoh, Sajad Ahmad, Principal Madrasa Taalimul Islam Younis Ahmad Bhat were felicitated for their outstanding contribution in the field of environment and related fields.

The students who were present in the function participated in a drawing competition in which top performers were awarded with the appreciation certificates.

The team of dedicated officers of district Srinagar, Estates Officer, Air Lab, and members of Industrial Association Khonmoh were appreciated for their role in making today’s programme successful.

The event was hosted by Sabiya Mahajan I/c Awareness cell pollution control board. Besides regional Director JKPCC Rafiq Ahmad Bhat, the event was attended by environment scientists, NGOS, students, teachers and members of Industrial Association Khonmoh.

—(KNO)

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