The Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University Sukkur has once again set a trend of being the first women university to inaugurate a BNB Go Green Society on its reserved site of BNBWU Urban Forest. Being a newly established university in the remote and barren area of Sukkur, the university has taken the initiative to support Green Youth Movement (GYM) initiative by the government of Pakistan. In line with the government policy on GYM, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Samreen Hussain with her vision to meet the changing dynamics of climate in regional and international context, has launched a Go Green Competition at the Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University Sukkur. The solitary purpose behind this competition is to encourage the students to better protect the surrounding environment and develop a civic sense and ownership of the university, the region and their country.
The Go Green Competition will last for 50 days during which students will visit and monitor their planted young trees. Under this competition, more than 300 young trees were planted by the students from all five departments. The winner will be chosen on the basis of the growth, quality and beautification of their plants. A cash prize of Rs. 50,000 was announced by the Vice Chancellor BNB for the winner of this competition.
Eighty-nine (89) young trees and plants were planted by the BNBWU faculty members and administration. Hundreds of the students of the BNBW university attended the ceremony. Prof. Dr. Naimatullah Laghari, Dean, faculty of Agricultural Engineering Sindh Agricultural University Tando Jam along with two agricultural scientists also joined the ceremony. Dr. Laghari appreciated the efforts of the BNBWU in reducing the impact of ozone gases on climate change by initiating Go Green society. The engineers from the Tando Jam university also extended their support to grow and sustain the BNBWU Urban Forest. Moreover, Mr. Imran Cheema, Head of Business Development Descon Engineering and Member Governing Body Pakistan Engineering Council attended this event. Mr. Cheema expressed his amazement to see the spirit of students towards making this barren land into a green region.
After the inauguration ceremony, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Samreen Hussain emphasized on collaborating with other regional and local universities to motivate others in such activities. Prof. Dr. Hussain also highlighted the importance of nurturing and fostering BNBWU Urban Forest and encouraging to plant more trees for reducing high temperatures that contribute to the creation of ground level ozone especially in Sukkur region.