The Government College University Lahore (GCU) has recently launched a Mega Plantation Drive 2023 on its new 400-acre campus, with the aim of planting 38,000 trees. The initiative is being led by the Horticulture Society of GCU and was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, along with students.
The event was attended by Dr. Kanwal Nazim, the President of the Society for Environment and Mangrove Protection (SEMP), who donated plants to GCU as part of the plantation drive. Speaking at the event, Prof. Zaidi emphasized the importance of the initiative for environmental sustainability and the aesthetic value of the new campus.
The Vice-Chancellor highlighted that indigenous plants of fruits, such as Orange and Guava, are being planted to create a full eco-system. He also mentioned that the plantation would attract more birds to the campus. Prof. Zaidi expressed his gratitude to GCU alumni and environmental organizations for joining the university in this plantation drive.
The event was attended by faculty members, students, and members of the community who expressed their support for the initiative.
They appreciated that the Mega Plantation Drive 2023 is a positive step towards promoting afforestation, environmental conservation, and sustainability. It is expected to enhance the beauty of the campus and contribute to a healthier environment.