This International Mountain Day, Youth Impact organized hiking trip in Margalla Hills to raise the awareness about its theme i.e. Mountains matter for youth.
President Youth Impact, Saad Tariq Siddiqi talked to the participants about the importance of this day and why mountains matter for youth. He emphasized upon the preservation of natural resources and the need to educate the youth regarding this matter.
Hafsa Sheikh, our Head Social Impact also briefed participants about the role that mountains play in supporting billions up and downstream by providing us freshwater, clean energy, food and recreation. She also highlighted that for rural youth, living in the mountains can be hard and that they should be provided with better facilities and opportunities in the mountains.
The event head Asim Saeed explained participants about “leave no trace” principles. LNT was conducted at Trail 5 during the hike.