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February 12, 2019

Waste management to be included in school syllabus

Lahore

February 12, 2019

LAHORE: In order to sensitise students regarding proper disposal of solid waste, recycling and segregation an important step was taken by LWMC in coordination with Education department Punjab to include waste management topic in the curriculum of Grade 3 till Grade 10.

In this regard, LWMC Managing Director Khalid Nazir met Punjab Education Minister Murad Ras and during the meeting it was principally agreed to incorporate waste management topic in the curriculum of Grade 3 till Grade 10th students.

This will highlight the importance of proper and effective disposal of solid waste, recycling and segregation at source. Focal persons from both departments were nominated in this regard who will submit their report regarding inclusion of waste management in curriculum after which implementation will take place subjected to the approval.

LWMC Managing Director Khalid Nazir stated that LWMC is also working to raise awareness among people in parallel to the cleanliness operation in the city. Objective behind the initiative taken is to mould the people’s behaviour towards sanitation and disposal of solid waste. This initiative with education department by inserting waste management topic in the curriculum will help in achieving the objective.

He said the LWMC communication department holds multiple awareness raising activities i-e Educational institutes, markets, residential areas etc. to engage, inform and sensitise people on the importance of cleanliness so that maximum number of people participate and fulfil their social responsibility regarding proper disposal of solid waste.

Metro train: Members of special team of experts constituted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT-Project) case visited University of Punjab, Old Campus, Town Hall and Chuburji Gateway.

The team members said some fault lines were noticed concerning preservation, renovation and conservation of Punjab University and Town Hall and the authorities concerned were directed to take remedial measures.

They added that the members of the team especially directed the PHA authorities to immediately start levelling and modeling of the courtyard of the Chuburji Gateway so as to develop into a greenbelt as directed by the honorable Supreme Court in its judgment.

walk: In connection with spring tree plantation campaign, a walk was arranged at Govt College of Home Economics, Gulberg here on Monday. The walk started from Foyer to PHEA Baghicha. Principal Prof Dr Ambreen Sagheer, Vice Principal Ms Seema Sharjeel, gardening committee, faculty members and students participated in the walk. The participants were holding huge banners reading “Plant for Pakistan”. Principal Prof Dr Ambreen Sagheer also planted trees in the PHEA Baghicha and started the campaign.

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