GIK Institute Plantation Drive 2022
Student Affairs Department organized a Plantation Drive at the GIK Institute on 8th, 11th and 14th March, 2022. More than 500 trees were planted including Arjuna, Kachnar, Amaltas, Pines, Magnolia, Sukh Chain, Patangen, Jakaranda, Lemon, Zaitoon, Alostonia covering different spots of GIK Institute. Honorable Rector Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, SI was the chief guest of the plantation drive. Pro Rector (Academics) Prof. Dr. Wasim Ahmad Khan also participated in the plantation drive. It is a step taken by the Student Affairs Department towards sustainable conservation of the environment. Mr Sabahat Hussain (Assistant Director Student Affairs, SA Department) was the coordinator of the plantation drive along with the help of the GIK Student Societies (Project Topi, Character Building Society, SOPHEP) and horticulture department
The sole purpose of the plantation drive was to be mindful of the Clean & Green Environment. Trees greatly benefit the people living around them by having a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, reducing stress and encouraging outdoor exercise.
Webinar on Climate change scenarios for Pakistan
The catastrophic floods have submerged vast areas of the country under water affecting 30 million plus people. Climate science’s analysis has become increasingly sophisticated as spotlight on this issue increases across the globe. Credible models have been showing Pakistan as one of the most vulnerable countries exposed to climate change risks. Salman and his team have been integrating climate science-based projections into asset allocation models used by investors across different segments and geographies. The analysis based on macro-based framework has some pertinent and eye-opening conclusions. A webinar was arranged on 10th September to educate people on key long-term conclusions when it comes to Pakistan under climate science’s projections.
IET GIK Chapter presents Clean Drive
The act of dropping litter is a social behavior that can only be treated through social measures. Positive actions that can encourage people to dispose of their waste in a responsible way include raising awareness of the problem that litter presents, creating a better appreciation for their environment, involving communities in developing local solutions and many more.
In this regard IET GIK CHAPTER held a CLEAN DRIVE on 11th November 2021 which was a major success. The drive started at 10 am from the auditorium till the bottom of the hiking trail. On the day of the drive there was a great response from the students and local community.
The aim of the clean drive was to raise awareness and make people more responsible for garbage management. Furthermore, this allowed a spread of sense of duty in the students that they should keep the place clean and green.
Having students aware of their duty makes them more responsible and will help them take actions on how to keep their place clean and healthy because a clean environment is a safe environment. Moreover, after the drive the participants were taken to a hiking trip- the GIK Institute hiking trail.
GIK Institute launches winter tree plantation campaign
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology launched a tree plantation campaign to plant saplings on its 403 acres campus during the winter season. Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, rector of the institute, was chief guest at the launching ceremony.
The academic staff and other employees also participated in the plantation drive. The Institute Horticulture Department has made all the arrangements. Numerous societies of the students, especially Project Topi Society, Character Building Society, ASM, Media Club, GMS and Science Society are participating in the campaign. The organizers said that the plantation campaign is a joint venture of the student affairs department and various societies to make the lush green campus of the Institute greener and pollution free. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Khalid lauded the efforts of societies for masking the GIK Institute clean and green. The plantation helps in reducing pollution and it is the responsibility of all to play their due role in creating a healthy environment. The other participants said that the primary objective of the campaign was to contribute to the efforts to improve the climate and encourage the students and staff of the Institute to plant more trees.
Recycling program for university’s waste
Waste segregation is included in law because it is much easier to recycle. Effective segregation of wastes means that less waste goes to landfill which makes it cheaper and better for people and the environment. It is also important to segregate for public health. The GIK Institute administration has installed separate garbage bins for plastic glass and paper at different places inside the institute.
Use of Organic Waste by Local farmers
The costs of growing livestock feed are increasing due to rising fuel and fertilizer costs and the increasing frequency of extreme weather conditions. For effective use of waste produced by the Institute and to help local farmers, they are allowed to take organic waste for their cattle from the campus. Using food waste in livestock feeds can help farmers reduce feed costs and help food waste generators reduce disposal costs while minimizing the environmental impacts of this waste.