KARACHI – World Environment Day is observed internationally on June 5 every year under the auspices of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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The purpose of celebrating World Environment Day is to bring worldwide focus to the importance of the environment and stimulate political attention and actions for improving the environment.
This year, the theme selected for World Environment Day was “Connecting People to Nature” with an aim that preservation of nature is, in fact, securing our environment for our future generations.
Pakistan Navy (PN) also celebrated World Environment. The PN arranged numerous activities on this day to highlight the significance of the environment in Pakistan and to promote awareness amongst the public, concerned agencies and departments especially focusing on the marine environment.
These activities include lectures on the significance on the day, designing of banners, essay-writing, chart-making competitions and cleaning campaigns in harbours and coasts involving PN as well as local populace.
The Chief of the Naval Staff in his message reaffirmed Pakistan Navy’s commitment to making every effort for the betterment of the environment, especially in the maritime domain.
The Naval Chief emphasised that our conduct in professional and private lives should be in line with best practices and principles of protection, preservation and conservation of the environment.
Admiral Zakaullah further reiterated that PN will continue to play its due role in this regard and contribute to the national cause.