DODA: Dept. of Zoology GDC Doda celebrated Wildlife Week 2022 under the patronage of principal GDC Doda Dr. Attar Singh Kotwal and headship of Dr Ajaz A Wani with the theme of “Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration”. Dept. of Wild life Protection Chenab Division Kishtwar(J and K) sponsored the whole program. Symposium competition was held in the concluding function. The program began with the welcome address by Astt. Prof. Imteyaz Ahmed from Dept. of Zoology GDC Doda. It was followed by the detailed introductory speech by Dr Ajaz A Wani in which he discussed every aspect regarding the importance, depletion and conservational measures of Wildlife and human role.
He also stressed upon the student community to be good ambassadors in disseminating messages in society. Symposium competition was the main program of the day in which about 10 participants took part. Principal GDC Doda in his presidential address congratulated the Deptt. of Zoology GDC Doda for organizing this wonderful awareness program and extended heartiest gratitude to the Deptt. of Wildlife Chenab Div. Kishtwar for sponsoring the whole one week celebration. I have emphasized upon the student community to adopt a practical approach towards environmental concerns. Wildlife conservation and afforestation are to be taken on serious note by every student and teacher on this planet earth. Results were declared thereafter, of all the competitions ie clay modelling, painting, essay writing and finally symposium was organized as a concluding event throughout the week from 2nd to 8th of Oct. 2022. Celebration was triggered with the signature campaign on 1st of Oct. 2022 due to holiday on 2nd of Oct. Many participants took part in different competitions.
Prof. Akriti Parihar and Dr Tabassum Saleem judged the clay modeling competition. In the award ceremony Sumiksha Sharma, Aneeb Ahmed and Kashesh Sharma got 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in painting competition and adjudicated by Prof. Imteyaz Ahmed, Prof. Purnima Manhas and Dr Mohd Aslam Rather. Nafeesa Tabassum, Tauheed Ahmed and Sumbal Ara got 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in Essay writing competition and adjudicated by Prof. Rakesh Kumar, Dr Tasir Sharief Per and Dr Munish Kumar while Saima Bano, Atya Tabassum and Qurat Ul Ain got 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in Symposium competition awarded by Prof. Mohd Ashraf, Prof. Akriti Parihar and Dr Tabassum Saleem. The whole program was coordinated by Prof. Imteyaz Ahmed from Dept of Zoology GDC Doda. Program ended with the vote of thanks by Dr Muneesh Kumar, lecturer Deptt. of Zoology GDC Doda.