LAHORE– An awareness camp was set up on Thursday at the Government College University Lahore (GCUL) under the auspices of its Environment Protection Society to raise awareness among the university students about protection from smog.
Dean Faculty of Languages, Arts and Social Sciences Prof Dr Sultan Sh GCUL and other senior faculty members also visited the camp and distributed awareness material and face-masks among students.
The volunteers of GCU-EPS sensitised students about precautionary measures to minimise impacts of smog. Dr Faiza Sharif, GCU EPS Advisor, said the situation of smog was worse this year, so the government, civil society and educational institutions must also beef up their efforts of raising awareness among people about environmental pollution.
She requested student to use masks, avoid unnecessary outdoor activities, avoid smoke emitting activities and plant maximum trees in their surroundings.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi in his message wished to highlight the importance of wearing protection masks during this period of unprecedented smog. He appreciated the awareness drive initiated by students, saying that each one of us should play a role for the clean and green Pakistan.— PRESS RELEASE