Spring plantation drive started in Turbat University

Posted on 10 Mar, 2022

In line with PM’s Green Pakistan Program, an extensive spring tree plantation drive has been started at the main campus of the University of Turbat (UoT).

Prof. Dr. Jan Muhammad, UoT’s Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the tree plantation drive by planting a sapling near the multipurpose hall of the university on the 8th of March, 2022.

Dr. Mansoor Ahmed, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Ganguzar Baloch, Registrar, Deans, Directors, Sectional Heads, Faculty Members, Administrative Staff, and students graced the events by their presence at the large numbers and planting trees at different areas of the campus.

Addressing to the plantation launching ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor emphasized that the extensive participation of faculty members and students in plantation drive is imperative in order to achieve the target of a green and clean university campus.

He said that Turbat University is aware of its social responsibilities to contribute to the government’s efforts to overcome the negative impacts of climate change and global warming. Therefore we took effective measures on a priority basis by planting trees at a large scale on all campuses of the university.

VC advised Deans, Directors, Heads of teaching departments, and faculty members to sensitize the students for planting at least 8 trees during the course of their studies at the university, it will surely be an example to follow and a great service to the next generations.

Sharing the details of the plantation drive, the VC informed that we have planted around three thousand trees so far at campus and have set a target of planting around four to five thousand trees at different places of the varsity’s campus during this spring season.

According to Nusrat Baloch, Divisional Forest Officer of Mekran Division, a project of forest department of the government of Balochistan is underway in the University of Turbat, and as many as 10,000 trees have been planted so far on the 37 acres land of the university under this project and the work is underway for the planting more trees in and around the university.

The Vice-Chancellor requested local administration, civil society, and other public and private organizations of the region to play their due role in making the university campus and Turbat city clean and green. Dr. Roohullah, Chairperson, Department of Natural and Basic Sciences, and Ghous Bux Baloch, In-charge, Botanical Garden also shared their views on this occasion.