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Students rally for peace, environment

CHITRAL, June 5: The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Chitral (Seenlasht) held a peace and environmental walk in Chitral bazaar on Wednesday in connection with the World Environment Day. walk copyThe walk attended by around 200 students of AKHSS Chitral was also joined by their teachers. The walk started at 8:30am in Booni Coach Terminal (Ada) after installing a dustbin and moved to Chitral Pologround and ended there after installation of another dustbin there at about 9:30am. During the peace walk, students were carrying placards, banners, quotations , verses from the holy Quran stressing the need to protect the environment. This walk aimed at creating awareness amongst the people of Chitral and to a step forward for countering environmental challenges, pollution and contamination in the beautiful Chitral particularly in the town area. It also expressed solidarity and commonality with the world community for the cause of environmental degradation and climate change having adverse impact on the planet earth. While addressing the gathering of the students, Principal Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Chitral, Mr. Zulfiqar Ali said that we need to be responsible citizens countering environmental challenges in Chitral. We should keep clean and green not only our school, villages but also the whole country where we live. Our responsibility do not ends here after this walk, it is the first step we have taken, we should continue our the endeavour everywhere. After the address of the principal, the students held an half hour cleanliness campaign in the pologround and collected garbage and waste from there and dumped it at the same time. One the occasion, the most attention-grabbing entertainer , dramatist and mimics of Chitral Mr. Munawar Shah Rangeen, Abdul Jabbar and Afsar Ali joined the event and entertained the students and appreciated their efforts and advised them to continue their mission. Later, the students came to the Centennial Model School Chitral and joined another environment related program organized by CHPES there.  ]]>

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