Sopore, Jun 05 : Director ULB Mathoora Masoom on Monday called for adopting the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – approach to minimize waste in a scientific manner. She said the government is giving focused attention towards waste management for a sustainable urban future in the Union Territory.
“By adopting the 3Rs approach – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, we are minimizing the waste in a scientific manner so that our areas become more sustainable and clean”, she said while addressing a rally on the occasion of World Environment Day.
As per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Municipal Council Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday celebrated World Environment Day with fervor and enthusiasm, with the Director Urban Local Bodies leading the awareness rally.
The rally, in which students from various educational institutions participated, passed through the busiest Iqbal Market in the town and culminated at Government Degree College (GDC) auditorium where a pledge was taken to eradicate plastic from our lives and to say no to plastic for better tomorrow.
She complimented the Municipal Council Sopore for “carrying out developmental works across the town”. She sought the active cooperation of all the stakeholders to play a proactive role in keeping the environment clean and making people aware in this regard.
“If the 3Rs are strictly followed, we can get rid of a huge problem in our urban and rural areas,” the Director added. She, however, asked the municipal council to ensure extra cleanliness measures across Sopore town stating that the Sopore is the only council having 21 hoopers for 21 wards.
Meanwhile, the students from government higher secondary schools presented skits on the occasion, through which awareness was spread among the participants regarding the environmental protection, and the same was quite applauded by the participants.
Moreover, a felicitation program was also held during which students were felicitated with certificates and award money.
The awareness rallies were also held across the sub-division including Najmu Sehr Higher Secondary Duroo, and Amzet Public School Warpura besides a cycle rally by the BDC chairperson from Dal Bungalow to GDC Sopore—(KNO)