Iqra University Islamabad Campus in collaboration with Capital Development Authority (CDA), kicked off tree plantation drive here on Monday during a ceremony at the Sylvan Park.
Students of the university, faculty members, and senior officials from CDA participated in the tree plantation drive and planted more than 200 saplings on the occasion.
The basic purpose of the campaign was to create awareness among the general public about the protection and conservation of forests and the fragile ecosystem. The activity was organised by the university’s Eco-Club. The ceremony was graced by CDA Director for Parks Ghezwan Shamshad. Dr Muhammad Islam, Dean of the Islamabad Campus, welcomed the guests and thanked the CDA for all-out support. Dr Islam said the sole purpose of plantation drive was to keep the surroundings clean, green and pollution-free, in addition to resisting global warming and adverse effects of climate change.
The activity started with a brief orientation about the plantation, followed by a lecture by Ghezwan Shamshad. The CDA official stressed the importance of plantation and its benefits. He added that we must acquire the basic knowledge about what kind of plants make up our ecosystem and how we should take care of these plants.