Caritas Pakistan celebrated the accomplishment of its One Million Tree Plantation campaign on 21st November, 2019 at Renewal Center, Lahore. The event was organized by Caritas Pakistan National Secretariat (CPNS) with ensured participation of more than 100 staff members and volunteers from all seven diocesan units.
The Bishop conference including Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Bishop Benny Travas (Chairman Caritas), Archbishop Sebastian Shaw (Deputy Chairman Caritas), Archbishop Joseph Arshad, Bishop Victor Ganapragasam and Bishop Indrias Rehmat planted trees to mark the culmination of One Million Tree Plantation Campaign (2016-2019) that started on December 14, 2016 and completed in November 2019.
“It is time to celebrate the achievements of campaign within the set time duration. It was a great motivation that many people took this campaign as an inspiration and took initiatives on their own and planted trees by involving their community members. The mission will continue under “One Million More Campaign” as Pakistan still lies in the top countries vulnerable to Climate Change” said Mr. Amjad Gulzar.
The appreciation shields were presented to the honorable Bishops, Diocesan Executive Secretaries and staff members who effectively played their part in planting one million trees in Pakistan. The campaign provided Caritas staff an opportunity to build stronger networking with government departments, educational institutions, church commissions, ministries, volunteers and community members.