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Jammu University launches initiatives to enhance ‘Green campus’ status

The University of Jammu Monday launched a series of green initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness on the campus. The event, organized by the Green Campus Task Force (GCTF) and the Department of Environmental Sciences, introduced several innovative projects, including the inauguration of e-vehicles, a stag sculpture made from waste materials, and vertical gardens constructed using waste plastic bottles.

During the event, various key initiatives were also unveiled.

The Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof Umesh Rai, who was the chief guest, released the Green Task Report prepared by GCTF-JU; the “Beyond the campus and within campus green initiative Report” and a “Pictorial Guide to the waterbirds of Gharana wetland, Jammu.”

Dr P K Dhar, CEO of JAKEDA; Sunit Kumar Gupta, General Manager of JK Bank; Prof Anju Bhasin, Dean Academic Affairs; Prof Meena Sharma, Dean Planning and Development; Prof. Yashpal, Dean Sciences; and Prof Prakash C Antahal, Dean Students Welfare were also present on the occasion.

Prof Rai, in his remarks, complimented the faculty for their continuous efforts in supporting green initiatives both on and off the campus. He emphasized that their dedication and commitment were crucial for improving the educational environment for students and enhancing the university’s sustainability efforts. He also expressed his gratitude to J&K Bank and JAKEDA for their support in promoting these initiatives.

Highlighting the importance of sustainability and the university’s commitment to environmental stewardship, Prof Rai said that the launch of these initiatives marked a significant milestone in JU’s journey to create a more sustainable and eco-friendly campus. “These initiatives not only reduce our environmental footprint but also serve as educational tools, inspiring students and other stakeholders to adopt greener practices. The e-vehicles, waste material sculptures, and vertical gardens are practical examples of how we can creatively manage waste and promote green energy,” he said.

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