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Schoolchildren attend environment awareness programme

Chitral Today

RESHUN, May 31: The Chitral Environment Protection Society (CHEPS) in collaboration with the Government High School Reshun, Islamia Model School and College Reshun, Samarqand School and College Reshun, Community Based School Reshun and Government Primary School Reshun arranged an awareness programme in at GHS Reshun. 

“The programme aimed at minimizing natural hazards where men act as a player,” said Jafar Dost, Chairman CHEPS. “Last year the catastrophic flood which the area witnessed and which washed away all its natural beauty, was indeed caused by over grazing and deforestation” he added. Hundreds of students participated in the program where scholars spoke about overgrazing and deforestation with special reference to Reshun Valley.

Headmaster GHS Reshun, chief guest, read out the resolution passed by Tehsil Administration, CHEPS and Tehsil Municipal administration. The resolution stated that the drainage system in the village needed to be channelized. It is illegal to divert wash rooms’ wastes to the main water channel.

Shopkeepers in the market are hereby legally bound to dump all the wastes and no black shopping bags will be either purchased or sold by the shopkeepers.

Keeping the water channels clean is the moral responsibility of the dwellers and tehsil administration finally, the resolution urged religious leaderships, civil society, government officials, youth and women folk for their utmost effort to make the resolution pragmatic.

The chief guest thanked CHEPS and insisted student community to fulfill their responsibilities to overcome the challenges. He also announced to mark June 5 in GHS Reshun.

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