Islamabad—Capital Development Authority (CDA) organized a colourful event at Lake View Park to observe the Earth Day under the theme ‘Tree for the Earth’.
Member Environment CDA, Sanaullah Aman, senior officers of the Authority, a large number of students of various educational institutions, representatives of civil society, environmentalists and people from different walks participated in the ceremony.
Comprising of a theme-based painting competition among students of different schools, poster competition, debate competition and an awareness walk was organized in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Member Environment said Earth Day is more than just a celebration of our commitment to the planet; it sends a collective call for action to change climate change. He added that the purpose of Earth Day is to align all efforts aimed to protect and preserve planet earth for our future generations.
Sanaullah Aman said on the directions of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, Environment Wing is focusing on modern techniques to further improve the environment of the city.
The member CDA stated that during recent tree plantation drive CDA has planted 4,50000/- plant saplings in different areas of the city and special arrangements have been made to ensure the proper growth of planted saplings.
He said CDA has also planted olive plats at the green belt along the Kashmir Highway, adding that on the special directions of the Chairman, green belts and median strips and entry and exit points of the city are being decorated with colourful flowers.