Volunteers clean up Qaqlasht ground

The annual festival attracts a lot number of people to the high lands of Chitral and as a result a huge number of wastes are generated majorly comprising of plastic bags, bottles, papers and food waste. The undertaking of the clean-up drive was awaking people about the environmental problems we are facing and acceptance of responsibility as an inhabitant of this environment. Due to unavailability of centralized solid waste collection and management systems in Chitral festivals like Jashn-e-Qaqlasht produce a major environmental degradation because of enormous waste generation. CHEPS has actively played its part in protecting the environment in different regions of Pakistan with the participation from its volunteers. CHEPS’ initiative of Clean and Green Pakistan is extending to different parts of the country year by year adding different activities at diverse locations of Pakistan. This campaign includes Clean up drives, tree plantations, seminars, workshops and cultural gatherings which depict the love for our mother environment and planet earth. The lack of financial support has never discouraged the vision of volunteers that are committed to act for the betterment of this world in general and Pakistan in particular. Addressing the clean-up drive participants founder of CHEPS, Mr. Rehmat Ali Jaffar Dost stated that we need more participation for the local community to extend our vision to each and every individual of the society. Appreciating the efforts of the participants he thanked the management for the support in conducting such positive activity in the high lands of Qaqlasht. The management team of the festival and representatives of government also talked about the importance of environment and praised the efforts of CHEPS in this regard.]]>

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