The Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) observed National Green Day, on February 9, 2017, and conducted plantation drive on the campus under the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Programme.
The Green Pakistan Programme was initiated following the directions of the Prime Minister for reinstating forestry in Pakistan and countering the harmful effects of climate change.
PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad inaugurated the green campaign by planting a tree. He was accompanied by university officials, faculty members and students.
While addressing, Vice Chancellor appreciated the tree plantation drive and said that there is dire need to raise environmental awareness among the society.
He stressed the need for every individual to take action to protect the natural assets and resources of our beautiful country. “Promoting plantation, greenery and the natural environment is essential for a vibrant and healthy society,” he added. He also lauded the efforts of estate care officials for making the university campuses beautiful and environment-friendly.
The Vice Chancellor, students and staff of the university also held a Green Day Walk around the campus.