December 8, 2018
December 8, 2018
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Department of Sustainable Environment (DSE) of University of Central Punjab (UCP) organized an event with the theme “Save Earth There is No Planet B”. Minister of States for Climate Change Ms. ZartajGul was the chief guest of the event.
Planet Earth is the only planet in the solar system where life exists. Mother Earth gave us life and saved us. But human activities are consequently damaging planet Earth, there is a hole in the ozone layer, Greenland and ice caps of Antarctica are melting, sea level is rising, various climate change problems are hovering, most important is global warming. It is not a hoax, life on Earth is really in danger and so our lives. It is the time to step forward and to stand against the environmental challenges.
University of Central Punjab has established the Department of Sustainable Environment (DSE) that works to achieve sustainable development goals. DSE has initiated various events in context with Prime Minister’s Clean and Green Pakistan Movement. This event was the part of the series that has been celebrated to spread awareness among youth to take step towards Environment Protection for us and for our future generations.
On 8th December at 11:00 am, Minister of State for Climate Change, Ms. ZartajGul arrived at University of Central Punjab. Dr.Muhammad Zafarullah, Pro-Rector UCP and Ms. JavariaQaisJoiya, Director Department of Sustainable Environment-UCP welcomed the guests warmly with great privilege. The event started with opening ceremony by unleashing balloons in the air then State Minister, Ms. ZartajGul planted tree at main courtyard Building B of UCP, after that honorable guest along with Pro-Rector Dr. Muhammad Zafarullah, Dean of Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Dr. Faisal Mustafa and Director Department of Sustainable Environment, Ms. JavariaQaisJoiya moved towards auditorium where the event was held. All deans, faculty members and students warmly welcomed the chief guest. The event was hosted by coordinator – DSE, Ms. Fatima Azam. The event began with the recitation of Holy Quran and by playing the national anthem. Afterward, Ms.JavariaQaisJoiya, Director Department of Sustainable Environment, Climate Leader/Mentor delivered welcome speech. In the speech, she flashed light on all the activities that DSE has conducted towards making campus clean, green and sustainable in context with Prime Minister’s Clean and Green Pakistan Movement and presented some glimpses of her visits to International Climate Conferences where she presented University of Central Punjab as a Climate Leader/Mentor. Later, Minister of State for Climate Change Ms. ZartajGuldelivered uplifting speech and motivated students to work on saving our natural resources and protecting the environment. Then Pro-Rector UCP, Dr. Muhammad Zafraullah addressed the gathering and thankedMsZartajGul for her presence at the University of Central Punjab. At the end of the event, souvenirs were distributed. Pro-Rector, Dr. Muhammad Zafarullah presented souvenir to Ms. ZartajGul then Dean of FMS,Dr. Faisal Mustafa and Director Department of Sustainable Environment, Ms. JavariaQaisJoiya presented souvenir to Ms. ZartajGul and her three personal assistants.
At the end of the event, chief guest Ms. ZartajGul and her personal assistants, Dr. Faisal Mustafa and Ms. JavariaQaisJoiya had tea with Pro-Rector UCP, Dr. Muhammad Zafarullah at his office.Department of Sustainable Environment of University of Central Punjab is seriously concerned about the destructive actions of humans that brought mother Earth in danger. Let we make good relationship with Earth and use natural resources wisely because there is no other planet where we can go if Earth would be completely destroyed.