Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Ch. Lal Singh, today flagged off a ‘Run for Hangul’ at Boulevard in summer capital Srinagar.
The rally was attended by students, environmental activists and officials of the Departments of Forests and Tourism.
The run was a part of the programme organized by Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing in collaboration with J&K Wildlife Protection Department on World Environment Day-2016 on the theme of ‘Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade’ today at Zabarwan Park, Boulevard Srinagar.
Minister of State for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Mir Zahoor Ahmad was also present on the occasion. Every year, June 5th is observed as World Environment Day. This year United Nations (UN) calls for a worldwide campaign to take a strong action to curb the illegal trade of wildlife that is threatening the biodiversity.