Islamabad—Tree Plantation was celebrated here on Saturday at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) with full fervor and spirit as part of the ongoing CIIT Going Green campaign under Green Initiatives Club.
The year 2016 has been dedicated as ‘Green Year for COMSATS Institute of Information Technology’ by Rector Dr. S.M Junaid Zaidi. The yearlong campaign started in Dec 2015 and will continue till Jan 2016.
The event was inaugurated by Pro Rector Dr Haroon Rashid, with a ceremonial symbolic walk with students displaying a banner. They were later joined by an overwhelming presence of many prominent personalities of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology along with the students and faculty attired in shades of green – theme of the day.
This was followed by Tree Planting drive with the first tree planted by the Pro-Rector followed by the Registrar Dr. Izhar Hussain, the Incharge Campus Dr. Raheel Qamar and others.
The faculty and students also planted the trees and the ceremony continued throughout the day.
The trees planted were selected for their long-term value for providing shade, blossoms and fruit and adding color to the campus.