J&K Bank Celebrates World Arbour Day

Chairman J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed planting a sapling to celebrate World Arbour Day.
Chairman J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed planting a sapling to celebrate World Arbour Day.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Mar 22: On the occasion of World Arbour Day, J&K Bank conducted a plantation drive wherein saplings comprising of various species were planted here in the picturesque Badamvaer Park. Notably, the park is developed and maintained by the Bank under its Ecology and Heritage Preservation Program.
Led by the Bank’s Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed, the bank’s Executive Presidents R K Chhibber and Abdul Rashid Sheigan planted saplings of species like Magnolia Lilliflora and Magnolia Soulangeana in the park. The Presidents, Vice Presidents also participated in the plantation drive by planting saplings of Prunus Dulcis across the park.
Commenting on plantation drive that is part of the Bank’s Eco-Conservation Program, Chairman Parvez Ahmad said, ‘On the auspicious occasion of Nauroz and Holi, the spring festival which are an important part of our rich socio cultural heritage I take this opportunity to greet all our customers and members of J&K Bank family. These festivals of new beginning and happiness also coincide with World Arbour Day which is celebrated every year to mark the beginning of a new chapter of renewal in the cycle of nature’
‘In future we are contemplating to get our buildings certified for environmental sustainability besides constructing only green buildings in future to minimize the environmental impact of our infrastructure’, Chairman stated.
Pertinently, the Bank has revived, developed Badamvaer and continues to preserve and maintain its matchless charm for more than a decade now. The park has come up as an attractive destination in spring and summer and beyond not only for tourists from outside Kashmir but has become a hub of social and familial communions, celebrations for visitors from across the Valley beside locals.
The park flaunts a properly designed jogging-track that runs for one and a half kilometer and presents itself as a godsend gift for the health conscious irrespective of their age or gender.
Every day, hundreds of locals from adjoining areas including senior citizens, women and children can be seen jogging on the track, soon after the dawn breaks.