Experts at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Monday stressed upon to stepped-up efforts to fight environmental hazards, preserve the nature and to save the world from the devastating effects of climate changes.
The Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad took out a rally to mark Earth Day. The walk commenced from the Institute ended at Iqbal Auditorium.
While leading the walk, Institute Director Dr Javed Akhtar said it was the need of hour to sensitize the people about the environmental issues. He said that we have to create public momentum to mitigate greenhouse emissions, increase tree cover, reduce pollution and protect endangered species. He said that the government initiative of Green and Clean Pakistan is a hallmark step that will bring tangible results.
Director Environment Protection Agency Shaukat Hayat said that Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now is being marker more than 190 countries, which are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
Director ORIC Dr Zahir Ahmad Zahir stressed upon the need to keeping the planet safe from pollution. Dr Muhammad Yaseen said that with quality education, research and joint efforts, we can sensitize public to adopt green technologies. Dr Anwarul Haq said young generation should also be encouraged to participate actively through awareness campaigns, and discussions, and plantation campaign. M Abdullah from WWF Faisalabad said people must understand the need to switch discontinue use of plastic bags, conserve freshwater bodies and use natural resources effectively. The students also took part in the poster contest with regard to Earth took. As many as 50 students participated in the said contest. The evaluation of the posters were made by Dr. Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Dr. Irsahd bibi and Dr Azhar Hussain. The first position was bagged by Imdad Hussain, and Azhar Hussain. Whereas the second position was won by Humaisa and Zilwa . Whereas Aqsa Naseem go the third position.