ISLAMABAD (22 Febr 2023): On the occasion of World Thinking Day, Pakistan Girl Guides Association National Headquarters celebrated on 22nd February 2023. Over 500 Girl Guides aged six to twenty-one years old participated in the event.
The theme of the day was “Our World Our Peaceful Future- The Environment & Peace”, during which the Girls had the opportunity to experience different enjoyable activities, reinforce healthy habits and practices and express their aspirations.The program was carried out in the form of activity stations and games, along with indoor and outdoor activities, especially concerning environmental protection.Sessions on Kitchen Gardening were also organized for the Guides in collaboration with the NCPC (National Cleaner Production Center) Pakistan. During this activity, the Guides learned to grow vegetables and were provided with seeds by NCPC.
Ms. Naz Baloch Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Climate Change was the Chief Guest at the event. Mrs. Maria Maud Sabri, National Commissioner Pakistan Girl Guides Association welcomed her and other guests briefing them about the theme of the day and informing them about the Guides’ efforts to protect the environment.
Mrs. Sabri informed the audience that climate change and global warming are causing great damage and adversely affecting life but women and children are at greater risk in every disaster. Addressing the Guides, she said that as a youth the first thing is to understand how human behavior affects life on the planet, how every form of life is interconnected, and what changes in our behavior are vital for assuring a better future for all life on this planet.While addressing the Guides, Ms. Naz Baloch Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Climate Change said that Pakistan is facing extreme challenges such as melting glaciers limiting freshwater availability, more floods and drought, decreases in crop yield, and greater air pollution.