The 2nd PES Global Day was celebrated at MUET with the slogan “More Power to the Future”. Prof. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry Distinguished National Professor, Professor Emeritus, MUET, Engr. Naveed A Unar, Assistant Executive Engineer (GSO) of NTDC. MoE, Power Division Pakistan were the guest speakers of the event. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uquaili Vice Chancellor MUET graced the event as Chief Guest.
Celebration was officially marked by a cake cutting ceremony by the chief guest Prof. Dr. M. Aslam Uqaili, Vice Chancellor MUET along with guest speaker Engr. Naveed A Unar. The chief guest of the event Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili while addressing the participants/guests said that for sustainable development every single of us should make an effort. Highlighting the issue of energy crisis, he further added we can minimize the energy crisis if we try to control our daily unwanted expenditures. For concern water issue, whole world is facing water shortage crisis. But as much water is utilized in ineffective way here is not like in developed countries. He further added solution for energy crisis by saying that if we adopt solar energy and other renewable energy resources that we can overcome this problem. He advised that if we make precaution in waste usage of electricity then we can control shortage of it. He further added that Climate change is the most significant challenge to achieving sustainable development and now a days, we have never had better know-how and solutions available to avert the crisis and create opportunities for a better life for people all over the world. Climate change is not just a long-term issue. It is happening today, and it entails uncertainties for policy makers trying to shape the future therefore the engineers are playing a key role in sustainable development.
The UN SDG Action Campaign strives to be a catalyst for the global movement for the SDGs by offering awareness raising, communications, innovation and citizen engagement solutions to partners across the globe. As it was Earth day being celebrated globally so, an activity named as “Recycle Project” was launched and executed successfully. This activity involved the participants to have hands on experience by using recycle able plastic waste to make it useful and environment friendly. They utilized the used plastic cold-drink bottles and planted trees in it.
Continuing efforts for better tomorrow and following Sustainable Developments Goals we distributed 115 Moringa Trees among people and raised awareness about planting trees as it, is well said one plant can save one life. This activity brought interest in making this world green for better life. We also distributed cloth made bags to the people coming out of a shopping Mall, this activity was planned to aware people about plastic waste and its dangerous effects on our daily life.
Engr. Jatendur Dharani
IEEE MUET SB