Gujrat: In accordance with the Punjab Higher Education Department’s orders, a tree-planting program was begun on Friday at the Hafiz Hayat Campus of The University of Gujrat (UoG). Prof Dr Shabbar Atiq, Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, kicked off the initiative by planting a fruit tree sapling on campus.

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The University of Glasgow launched the program on July 13, 2021, as part of the Prime Minister’s ‘Billion Tree Campaign,’ and aimed to plant 1,500 trees as part of the continuing country-wide drive for a cleaner, greener Pakistan.

I think it is the best contribution to our motherland, and we need to take it as our shared national responsibility to plant more and more trees. We also need to continue to look after them [the saplings] till they are fully grown up,” the VC said after inaugurating the campaign. Highlighted the need for creating awareness among the masses about the benefits of planting more trees.

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The event was attended by deans, directors, department heads, top administration officials, and other UoG personnel, who also planted seedlings in the front lawns of the VC’s office building.

During the campaign, seedlings of jaman, mango, falsa, loquat, neem, and lilac are being planted, according to Estate Care in-charge Dr Sajjad Hussain Sumra, who added that they were cultivated at the campus nursery.

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