World Soil Day 2018 observed at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad. Department of Plant Sciences marks the day and ordered diverse interactive activities with the intend to create awareness among students concerning soil pollution and importance of protecting soil.
The theme for World Soil Day 2018 was “Be the Solution to Soil Pollution” aims to raise awareness and call people to Stop Soil Pollution. It seems glowing matched the slogan of “Clean and Green Pakistan” project recently launched by the government to make the country a better place for living.
More than 250 students of PhD, MPhil, MSc and BS along with Faculty members and members of PASTIC take part in different activities including cleanliness of the campus, awareness walk, installation of dust bins and beautification of lawns and academic blocks.
QAU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Ali visited the department and buoyant the students for organizing the soil day event.
Faculty of Biological Sciences Dean Dr Muhammad Shahab highlighted the importance of the day. Soil studies are a moral obligation as well. It’s also our religious obligation as “cleanliness is half faith”, let us promise to respect our mother soil.
Organizer of the event Dr Shujaul Mulk Khan from the department of Plant Sciences said soil is very important for life as it provide middling for plants growth, locale for many micro as well as organisms, acts as a natural filtration system, carbon storage and cycling of atmospheric gases.
Clean Soil give rise to clean plants which are of greatest importance for healthy life. Earlier Dr Abdul Samad Mumtaz, chairperson of the department of Plant Sciences also addressed the participants.
Be the Solution to Soil Pollution campaign for World Soil Day 2018 is time to expose this threatening reality. Combating soil pollution requires us to join forces and turn determination into action with an enthusiastic aim .