Celebration of National Green Day and launching of Spring Plantation Campaign

EPS observed National Green Day and launching of spring plantation campaign on February 09, 2017. Principal theme of the day was"Going back to Indigenous, Local Tree Species". The event was organized in collaboration with Forest Department. On this occasionMr. Akbar Zeb – Executive Director EPS welcomed the participants warmly and put insight on the importance of the National Green Day and our role. He also stressed on full participation in Spring Plantation Campaign. Mr. Iqbal – SDFO Forest Department district Swat expressed his views on Green Pakistan Programme and its importance. Senior SDFO Swat also express his view on the day and mentioned some technical points and educated the participants on environmental threats and issues and their role. Forest Department representatives mentioned in their speeches that we have provision of free plants to community for which many community requests were handed over to them and were entertained.At the end of the ceremony, plantation campaign of 1000 plants containing pine, acacia (kikar) and Eucalyptus species was carried out. 1000 plants were planted on the same day(February 09, 2017).