ISLAMABAD:  Secours Islamique France Pakistan Mission (SIF) hosted a vibrant World Environment Day celebration, themed “Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience,” on 4 June 2024. The event brought together community members, dignitaries, and stakeholders to advocate for sustainable practices and environmental awareness.

H.E. French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and his wife participated in the event alongside SIF orphan children and their families. They distributed solar lamps and health and hygiene kits, enjoyed children’s performances, and interacted with the community. Other notable attendees included Dr. Sadia Kamal, Vice President of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Workers, Roomi Hayat, CEO of IRM, and officials from the Social Welfare Department, Child Protection Bureau, and others.

The celebration emphasized individual and collective actions in safeguarding the planet for future generations. Educational sessions and activities focused on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience. Participants received Health & Hygiene Kits and solar lamps to promote sustainable living practices.

The event featured captivating performances, including a thought-provoking skit and a moving poem, “Yeh Sab Ka Geet Hai” (It’s Everyone’s Song), centered around the theme of World Environment Day 2024. Guests also explored locally crafted handicrafts and delicious food products, showcasing the community’s rich diversity.

H.E. French Ambassador Nicolas Galey emphasized the international significance of environmental conservation and global collaboration in tackling environmental challenges, stating, “As individuals, we all have to protect the environment and make wise choices to conserve our planet. We have only one planet, there is no Planet B.”

Dr. Sadia Kamal, Vice President of PFUJ Workers, praised the efforts of SIF, saying, “Today’s celebration is a testament to the power of community and collaboration in addressing critical environmental issues. SIF’s initiatives inspire us all to take responsibility for our environment and work towards a sustainable future.”

Dr. Altaf Abro, Head of Mission, Secours Islamique France, expressed his delight at the successful celebration and reiterated SIF’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development. “We are dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and empowering individuals to contribute to a greener and healthier planet.”


Secours Islamique France Pakistan Mission continues to work towards a greener and healthier planet, promoting sustainable development and empowering individuals.

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