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WWF - Pakistan & Allied Bank Rising Star Nature Carnival 2011
13 February, 2011
Lahore: Thousands of people and hundreds of schools were present at the WWF - Pakistan and Allied Bank Rising Star Travelling Nature Carnival 2011, held on Sunday February 13 2011 at Race Course Park.
The Travelling Nature Carnival 2011 is supported by Allied Bank Rising Star under their Environment Education Programme.
President Youth Parliament and famous singer and philanthropist, Mr.Ibrar Ul Haq, participated in the event as the chief guest. He applauded the school children for their enthusiasm and passion for environmental concerns and how they had managed to depct these issues in their 3D model displays. While expressing his views at the concluding ceremony of the event, he said ‘environment conservation is an effort which all of us have to undertake together because we collectively hold the grave responsibility of leaving behind a better world for our future generations and all of us must act as responsible guardians’.
Mr.Zia Ijaz,Group Cheif Allied Bank Ltd, was the Guest of honour at the Nature Carnival 2011. WWF – Pakistan President, Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Qarshi of Qarshi Industries, and Director General of WWF – Pakistan, Mr. Ali Hasan Habib were also present at the occasion.
Among several interactive and informative activities, the most unique and innovative was the 3D Display Model Competition by 60 Schools from across Lahore. Hundreds of students gave live presentations to the judges and guests featuring themes including ‘ Say no to plastic bags’, ‘Animals and Plants of Wetlands’, ‘Impact of Air and Water Pollution Health’, ‘Industrial Waste and Air and Water Pollution’, ‘Threats to Blind Indus Dolphin, ‘Global Warming and Climate Change’, Organic Farming, Kitchen Gardening, Adopt a Tree, and Solid Waste Management. The winning students were presented with beautiful shields and certificates.
While addressing the media Anwar Nasim, Director Corporate Relation, WWF-Pakistan said that for the past 10 years, WWF-Pakistan’s Travelling Nature carnival has attracted thousands of visitors and played a vital role in ensuring the future sustainability of environmental resources of Pakistan by bringing a positive change in the attitudes of society at large in a fun and lighthearted manner. It has helped to promote a more responsible and environmentally conscious generation.
While addressing to the media Marriyum Aurangzeb, Manager Corporate Relation, WWF-Pakistan said that it is the only festival in the country that brings together students, parents, corporate sector, media, Government organisations, conservation organisations and general public to promote learning about critical environmental challenges of Pakistan. WWF - Pakistan acknowledged the support of Allied Rising Star for sponsoring the Nature Carnival 2011.
Allied Rising Star awarded prizes for the environment Games at their activity corners. Allied Rising Star also hosted an environment quiz at their Sponsor Display Stall. Allied Rising Star also sponsored all the prizes for the Luck Dip at the Carnival 2011.Nestle Pakistan volunteered to give free water to the participants of the Nature Carnival 2011 and many other corporate partners distributed gift hampers.
The audience was entertained by a live music performance by international DJ, DJ Shahrukh and activities such as face painting, puppet show, magic show, lucky draw, environmental quizzes and more were held absolutely free of cost for all attendees.
WWF – Pakistan will next celebrate the Nature Carnival in Islamabad.
About WWF – Pakistan: World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan was formed in 1970 to address the growing environmental and conservation issues in Pakistan that not only affected the flora and fauna, but were also affecting the human population. WWF – Pakistan is a non-profit organisation, working preserve, conserve and save our environment and natural resources. Today, WWF - Pakistan works through 31 offices with a team of approximately 340 dedicated staff members. We have our Head Office in Lahore, regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.
For media queries:
Nuzhat Saadia Siddiqui
Co-ordinator, Press & Media Relations