“Fortis Medical Centre, Srinagar & Kashmir Health Project Unite for spreading awareness regarding the importance of cleanliness of Dal Lake, this Earth Day”

BB Desk
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Srinagar, April 22,2024: On the occasion of Earth Day, Fortis Healthcare, in collaboration with the Kashmir Health Project (KHP), successfully organized a walk imparting awareness about the cleanliness of Dal Lake & the health impacts associated with it. The event aimed to raise awareness about environmental conservation and the importance of preserving the iconic Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Over 100 enthusiastic volunteers from various walks of life participated in the event, demonstrating their commitment to safeguarding the natural beauty of the region. The event was flagged off in the presence of Mr. Pradeep Chandra (IPS), Officer of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Jammu & Kashmir as the chief Guest. The walk commenced at Lalit Point & Zabarwan, Dal Lake, Srinagar, starting at 11:00 a.m., amidst a backdrop of scenic vistas and serene waters.
The joint initiative by Fortis Medical Centre, Srinagar and Kashmir Health Project reflects their shared dedication to community health and environmental sustainability. By engaging in activities like lake cleaning, the organizations strive to foster a sense of responsibility towards the environment among citizens.
Yashpal Rawat, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, expressed his satisfaction with the event, stating, “Our partnership with Kashmir Health Project underscores our commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and community well-being. By organizing this walk for Dal Lake, we not only contribute to the preservation of a vital natural resource but also inspire others to take proactive steps towards environmental conservation.”
Mr Nadeem Qadri, Chairman & Founder President, Youth Parliament of J&K Kashmir Health Project said “We believe that every step towards environmental conservation is a stride towards a healthier and more sustainable future. Through such initiatives, we aim to inspire young minds and empower communities to take ownership of their environmental responsibilities. Such events ensure the commitment to preserving the natural beauty of our region. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in safeguarding our planet for generations to come.”
Yashpal further emphasized, “At Fortis Hospital, Gurugram we believe that environmental health is closely intertwined with public health. Events like these serve as a reminder of the collective responsibility we bear towards our planet and future generations. We are grateful to all the volunteers who participated in today’s walk and contributed to making a tangible difference in our environment.”
The event received overwhelming support from local residents, government officials, and environmental enthusiasts, signalling a growing momentum towards sustainable practices in the region.