BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: While most of the private and public organizations remained inactive in Gilgit – Baltistan, students of Mashal Public School marked the Earth Day in style.
They paraded down the road near the IGP House Gilgit, holding colorful placards and banners with slogan written on it.
The awareness walk was held on Earth Day – 22 April.
Students from Class Nursery to Five took part in the Awareness Walk from the school to the Fateh Bagh, said principal Dr. Humaira who also herself supervised the Walk.
The children carried banners and placards stressing the need to save planet Earth from environmental degradation and new challenges arising from climate change, she told Outpost.
The students chanted slogans like “Save our Earth” and “Long Live our Mother Earth” as they passed through offices and gatherings on the way. The walk ended with speeches by students on environmental problems and ways to solve them.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
Published in Outpost on April 24, 2015