On the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) in Lasbela, the university students organized a cleanup drive at Malir Beach on 21st September. The students related to Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) courses were the top participants in the campaign. The students of Lasbela University travelled to Malir Beach together at university buses and participated with enthusiasm.
The Aim of Clean-Up-Drive is to Spread Awareness: University Students
Students cleaned up plastic bags, plastic water bottles, trash items and harmful dirt substances from the popular tourist location. The cleanup campaign occurred at Malir beach just a day after globally marches for climate change. The aim of organizing this campaign was also to spread awareness about importance of cleanliness for health environment in Pakistan. The climate change marches were held internationally and at famous 33 cities of Pakistan as well.
Students Left Garbage Containers at the Malir Beach for Public Use
The students are also gigantic waste bins with them; they let the waste bins at the beach for tourists to through the waste material in it. Students held placards with message of cleanliness written on them and took photographs as reminiscent of the event. Major news channel covered the event organized by students and appreciated the efforts of student in environment cleanliness.
Students Vowed to Continue Clean Up Drive at Other Coastal Areas of Pakistan
On the occasion, the participants pledged to continue their clean up drive at all coastal areas of Pakistan and spread awareness to everyone about the threats of unclean environment can cause to the health of present and future generation. Pakistan is need of such campaigns greatly because it comes at the top 5 most polluted country of the world. Frequent viral diseases and atmosphere related health issues are becoming common in Pakistan. Specifically at major cities like, Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad the issue of dirt and plastic bags is causing horrendous troubles to citizens. It high time that government takes concrete steps in addressing this widespread issue.
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