Importance of trees highlighted by illustrations – Journal


ISLAMABAD: Trees are important to the environment and help sustain life on earth. They purify the water and rid the air of pollutants, which is why we must take care of them.

This is the message that author Nigar Nazar illustrated in his book titled My Tree Book launched Friday at the Pakistan National Arts Council (PNCA). Held in collaboration with Gogi Studios and the Ministry of Climate Change, the event was organized to enlighten young people and children on the importance of forests in controlling rising temperatures and glacial lake outflows (GLOFs).

PNCA Director General Zahir Shah welcomed the guest of honour, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Spanish Ambassador to Pakistan Manuel Duran Ginenze-Rico.

Mr. Shah thanked Nigar Nazar for preparing an informative book with an interactive style of description and illustration, saying it would surely raise awareness among readers about environmental issues.

Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Climate Change, Jaudat Ayaz, said: “Floods from glacial lake outbursts are posing hazards in northern regions of Pakistan, resulting in loss of lives, property and livelihoods for communities living in remote and impoverished areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. The problem can be solved by growing trees in areas in addition to taking other precautionary measures.

Mr. Aslam appreciated Nazar’s consistent commitment to raising awareness of social and environmental issues through his comics and record books, especially Garbage Monster / Kooray ka Jinnand My Tree Book, emphasizing the impact pollution, GLOF and global warming and suggesting ways to deal with it. issues.

A song titled Aik Achai bhi Achi hai and a mime performance were among the main attractions of the event.

Asma Rashid, representing the PNCA, appreciated Nazar’s contributions to raising awareness of social issues through cartoons and animation over the past 40 years.

At the end of the event, seeds were distributed to the guests while Nazar announced the distribution of his book in schools.

Posted in Dawn, February 26, 2022


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