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    June 12, 2016



World Environment Day  celebrated in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Chitral Times Report

On the occasion of World Environment Day June 5th 2016, Chitral Heritage & Environment Protection Society (CHEPS) in association with the Environment Protection Agency Gilgit-Baltistan and Central Gilgit Welfare Organization organized a rally, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am, from Aga Khan Shahi Polo Ground to City Park Gilgit to celebrate World Environment Day WED to creat awareness on the importance of caring for the environment, saving our wildlife from extinction, forests preservation and waste management strategies to help have a better world.

The rally was joined by Gilgit Serena Hotel, Central Gilgit Welfare Organization, United NGOs Network Gilgit and IHRCP. Students of different schools attended the rally. The walk came to an end after it reached the City Park Gilgit where community representatives and head of NGOs and environment activists addressed the gathering. Stage secretary of the event and social activist Muhammad Tahir Shakir pointed that Healthy environment only can sustain the flow of fresh water in the streams, forest and associated natural resources existence.

Director GB-EPA Shehzad Shigri explained the natural resources potential in the valley and emphasized on conserving it for present and future generations.

In his speech Chaiman CHEPS Rehmat Ali Jaffar Dost reminded the strong qoute of Martin Sheen that,”Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting”. He appealed the youth that clean and green Pakistan is only possible when the youth selflessly contribute a little of their time and knowledge for the environmental good.

The event came to an end with a practical cleaning campaign and peace walk around the Park.



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