LAHORE: The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) organised an awareness seminar titled ‘Solid Waste Management and Role of Students in Establishing Cleaner and Healthier Community’ at the Government Postgraduate College for Women (GPCW), Samanabad, on Thursday.
The LWMC set up an awareness camp at the college where information material and literature were displayed specially for the students. Besides witnessing mechanical sweeping and washing by the Turkish machinery, students also joined the LWMC team in a symbolic waste-picking activity at the campus.
MPA Saba Sadiq participated in this seminar as the chief gust. Renowned columnist Sadia Qureshi, GPCW Principal Dr Tasneem Akhter, LWMC Communications Manager Memoona Arslan Bhatti, representative of Turkish company OZ-PAK Beckar Kuckubas, students, professors and other officials of the LWMC were also present.
While addressing the students, Saba Sadiq highlighted the importance of women’s role for positive and constructive social change, especially in establishing cleaner communities.
She further said that educating women means educating the whole society, as these women take care of households in all way.
Columnist Sadia Qureshi emphasised the need of reuse of household waste and trainings of students in this regard. She said that women were the most appropriate means to successfully take the message of cleanliness to every individual of society.
Addressing the participants, Memoona Arslan said that through this awareness seminar at the girls’ college, having a strength of more than 6,000 students, the LWMC was aiming to take the message of cleanliness to 6,000 households. “This would surely help us achieve the target of cleaner community, and students would play an important role in this regard.”