International Mountain Day celebrated to highlight Pakistan’s unique features. Students of twin cities on Monday celebrated ‘International Mountain Day’ to highlight Pakistan’s unique mountain cultures, their rich traditions and environment.
According to press statement issued here, the celebration was inaugurated by Syed Abu Ahmad Akif Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, under the theme “Mountains under Pressure: Climate, Hunger and Migration”.
The day was celebrated in an event organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan and Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) here.
“Pakistan’s mountainous regions are some of the most breathtakingly beautiful environments in the world, but they are also extremely susceptible to the impacts of climate change. Mountain communities have an important role in preserving these delicate landscapes and exploiting them sustainably to earn livelihoods in harmony with nature,” said United Nations Resident Coordinator, Neil Buhne while speaking at the celebration.
Amidst folk music and handicraft displays, students from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Bahria University, and Fatima Jinnah Women’s University (FJWU) participated in a documentary competition, short plays and mime performances.
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