Under the Prime Minister’s Program, with an aim to support ‘Clean Green Pakistan’ campaign, Green Youth Movement Club and University Green Office (UGO) arranged the spring tree plantation campaign 2022 at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Monday.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman kicked-off the campaign by planting a sapling of Chir Pine, while guest of Honor, Mr. Yaqoob Izhar Chief Executive Izhar Farms also planted a tree in the University.
On the occasion, Registrar of the University, Deans, Directors, faculty members and a large number of students also participated in the campaign and planted sampling at the main campus.
The University Vice Chancellor also inaugurated the nursery which was also established at the campus by the University Green Office. This Nursery not only serves the faculty members and students but also the local community by providing free of cost different types of plants to strengthen the PM’s campaign.
While addressing, Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman said that trees are the lungs of the earth, and we should plant trees because environmental pollution & temperature is increasing every day due to the highest deforestation rate in the country.
The Vice Chancellor appreciated the efforts of the University Green Office and active participation of Green Youth Movement Club members in tree plantation drive.
Earlier, The Director, University Green Office and Focal Person for Green Youth Movement, Mr. Shahid Ali Khan informed the gathering about a comprehensive program to make this tree plantation campaign successful.
He further expressed that under Prime Minister’s initiative “Kamyab Jawan Program” a Green Youth Movement Club led by Ms. Abeeha Rana, Student of BS, President (GYC), has been established by the University Green Office to sensitize and organize young people to contribute towards environmental conservation and green economy through actions that promote behavioral change and eco-innovation.