Tree plantation campaign ‘Green Punjab’ launched at RAC
Rawalpindi Arts Council launched the tree plantation campaign “Green Punjab” by planting a sapling at the lawns of the Council on Thursday as part of Independence Day celebrations. Green Task Force Chairman Dr Jamal Nasir was the chief guest of the ceremony flanked by Naheed Manzoor and Director RAC Waqar Ahmed. The Council has set a target of planting 500 hundred different kinds of plants and fruit trees in the month of August. Every class would sapling a plant beside the students would take part in the campaign individually.
Speaking on the occasion, Green Task Force Chairman Dr Jamal Nasir said that trees play an important role in maintaining environmental health and overcoming pollution. He said people should plant a maximum number of trees to mitigate global warming. He appealed to people to plant trees in their homes and actively participate in this national cause because trees enhance the natural beauty and provide a clean environment to the citizens.
Naheed Manzoor said that trees are the natural sources of generating oxygen besides being helpful in overcoming environmental pollution
Director RAC Waqar Ahmed said the purpose of the campaign was to motivate people to plant more and more saplings. A special prayer was also offered for the progress and prosperity of the country. The campaign has been launched as a national cause and as a part of efforts to protect the country and its people from devastating impacts of climate change include floods.