SMC organises Panun Dal  Fest for cleaner Dal Lake

Srinagar 6 September: SMC organised  awareness program regarding cleaning of Dal Lake that shall be organized in collaboration with LAWDA,Srinagar Smart City Limited, J&K Forest Department, SDRF and Youth Service and Sports Department.
Chief Secretary Mr Arun Kumar Mehta was the Chief Guest on the occassion.He said Dal is a life line and we will clean it .It is a mission and we will set a dead line to complete this mission till it will be in its pristine glory.
He complimented for having installed 24 machines in the dal for its cleaning and said that by next years May June the Mission Dal would be  completed.
Besides Mr Mehta said that people’s / community participation is imperative in conserving and cleaning the Lake.
He said  that  we should start a joint campaign under My Dal Clean Dal in which people living arround Dal, Dal dwellers and the citizens of the city should jointly make efforts to launch various cleanliness drives for reviving of Dal and all other wet lands.
He further said besides Dal every initiative ad possible measures would be soon taken to revive  and conserve all other  wet lands/lakes .
 Principal Secretary to Housing and Urban Development Department Mr Deeraj Gupta who was the guest of the Honor on the occassion said it is encouraging that besides being taken various  initiatives  and projects for cleaning of Dal and other water bodies that if people voluntarily will  spurr into action  for cleaning water bodies in their neighbourhoods – from Dal lake.
He further said locals movement including participatory approach of one and all , people from schools, universities, Colleges, Government/ Private institutions is always a great move and a welcoming step to revive these wetlands and water bodies.
Principal Chief  Secretary Forest  Mohit Gera, VC Lawda Bashir Ahmed Bhat, Director Youth Services and Sports Gazanfar Ali and other dignitaries were present on the occassion.
The main Programs  of   Sanitation and Cleanliness  drive in and arround Dal Lake and Water Channels ,  Water sports in Dal,  Painting Competition, Dal Lake ideation _ workshop for discussion and Idea Sharing  were organised in Panun- Dal Fest.
Among  speakers who spoke on Ideathon on Conservation of Dal Lake were Professor Shakeel Ramshoo, Professor Dr Nazim Kashmir University, Dr Jahangir , Chairman NLCO Mr Manzoor Ahmed Wangnoo, Mr GR SIAH , Mr Naushaad Gaurav.
A musical concert was also organised to raise awareness about cleanliness and conservation during te event.
 Chief Secretary at the conclusion of the event felicitated the winners of art competition.

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