Healthy Minds – Healthy Lives

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ISLAMABAD, March 10 (APP): To promote Health awareness in the society, a hiking trip took place in Trial 3 at Margalla Hills, Islamabad. A large number of students, teachers, media professionals and members from different walk of life participated in the hiking trip. The aim of this activity was to improve health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The day started with a low temperature, but as the day progressed rays of sunshine finally took over. The first destination was Daman e Koh, after which hike started with full enthusiasm. Participants were so mesmerized with the sheer natural beauty of the trail and its surroundings. The participants trekked the trail, making their way through the rocks. The water bottles and refreshments helped them to balance themselves despite the dwelling energy and stamina. Plastic bags and gloves were handed to every participant for the collection of disposable garbage on the way up.
A small ceremony of the event was held highlighting the need to be kind and considerate toward the environment and health awareness. Furthermore, souvenir shields/certificates were presented to the representatives of the participating organizations. A refreshing and appetizing brunch was served in the end, which was enjoyed by everyone.
Speaking on the occasion Managing Director IMDC, Yasir Akbar Niazi said in his address that the function of education is to bring change in student’s behavior and personality in a more desirable form. Development of student’s body and mind demand proper nurturing of its physical and intellectual qualities as few of the major determinants of their personality. IMDC’s idea behind providing such activities like hiking is the building up of the individual personality as well as training of their mind that may facilitate academic achievements of the students. The hiking trip concluded with gorgeous smiles on the faces and a big pack of beautiful memories.
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