Islamabad Margalla Lions Club launches tree plantation drive

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Chartered President of Islamabad Margalla Lions Club & Former Member to the Board of CDA, Syed Mustafain Kazmi has kicked-start “Centennial Monsoon Tree Plantation Drive” on Tuesday.

“Planting trees is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and its reward continues even after the death of the person who plants a tree. Today the world is facing environmental problems. Global warming, ozone depletion and pollution are burning issues. Solution to these problems lies in planting more trees.” Chartered President of Islamabad Margalla Lions Club & Former Member to the Board of CDA, Syed Mustafain Kazmi stated while addressing to the Children with Disabilities and the participants of “Centennial Monsoon Tree Plantation Drive” organized in connection with 70th Independence Celebrations at Shahrah e Kashmir entrance of Historical Pakistan Monument, Islamabad .

“As we all are aware that Trees and plants are the prime source of environmental purification and beautification. Trees inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, reduce temperature and create a healthy effect, both physically and psychologically, on human beings.” he said.

He further stated that the Environment being the most important objective & mission of the Lions Clubs International (LCI) hence it was decided to take up and promote this very important mission.

On this occasion, the Children with Disabilities belonging to Directorate General of Special Education took part in the drive very actively & enthusiastically along with lion Leaders, members of Civil Society, Environmentalists and the Gardeners

.This wonderful day belongs to Children & their dedicated teaching faculty members along with DG Special Education Mrs Ishrat Masood. On this occasion the Children with Disabilities, Lions Leaders , Environmentalists , members of Civil Society & members of Ibd Margalla Lions Club along with others planted sapium & bauhinia variegata (کچنار ) at the entrance of PakistanMonument, Shahrah e Kashmir . The Past District Governor Lion Sitara Sitwat, Senior Lions Tariq Mughal , Sibtain Lodhi ,Mian Hafeez, Chartered Secretary Dr Naila Saadat ,Chartered Vice President Yousuf Khan, Chartered Treasurer Raana Kashif Nazir were also present on this occasion . While explaining about Lionism Kazmi further elaborated that the Lions Clubs International (LCI) is having 46,000 clubs and around 1.4 million members which makes the LCI world’s largest & most effective non profiting service club organization. The Lions throughout the world use to carry out & make efforts whatever is needed to help their local communities, needy persons & marginalized segments of the Society.

However at the site of Plantation the team of Environment Wing of MCI specially in the inclement weather remained on their toes & worked outstandingly.

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