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    June 01, 2010

    Engro Polymer & Chemicals holds Environment & Education Festival for 3000 students

    Karachi, June 01, 2010: Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd (EPCL) in collaboration with an NGO
    organized an Environment & Education Festival for 3000 students, at Kohi Goth Football
    Stadium, Bin Qasim today. The festival witnessed participation from over 45 schools with
    awareness sessions related to Environment, Education, Health, & Hygiene, conducted by
    renowned corporate entities and various social organizations. Also present at the occasion
    were :

    Ex-Nazim-DG PQA MR Afsaruddin Talpur,DG Technical PQA- Mr Abdullah Lagari,MNA Mr Sher
    Mohamad Baloch,Ex-Nazim & Minister Mr Shafi M Jamaot
    From EPCL: Syed Ahsen Uddin (Vice President, Mr Arshad Uddin Ahmed GM)
    WWF: Altaf Abro

    Amongst the participating companies were renowned names like NAPA Theatre for performing
    theater for a cause – Environment Protection, HISSAR Foundation (on water conservation)- SKMH( tobacco free society) Indus Motors (road safety), Colgate (oral hygine & free dental
    checkup),Fatmid Blood bank,P&G (hand washing),Unilever, Shield and Gamalux,Uniliever,Nestle
    (safe drinking water),WWF Pakistan Kido Dido Theatre. The Festival kicked off with a welcome
    address by Syed AhsenUddin (VP) & Arshad uddin Ahmed (GM),Sarah Aziz (CSR & Corporate
    Communication Officer ),EPCL who elaborated on the initiative and said “Today we are here to
    celebrate the prospects of a bright future as we strive to impart valuable knowledge to the
    youth of the nation and groom them to become the guiding stars of Pakistan.”
    The focal point of the Festival was to (Spread Environment awareness and promoting education
    within the community where we operate).Also students who have performed outstandingly
    within their schools will be rewarded.

    The idea is to educate and enlighten the students about the significance of preserving the
    environment and various safety precautions and measures to be observed in case of
    emergencies. First in line was a peace chain activity, which was followed by a number of other
    activities like a road safety show, magic show, puppet show and a pottery competition. Lectures
    on the importance of personal hygiene,health,clean drinking water and its implications on
    leading a healthy life were also a part of the day’s teachings which culminated with a prize
    distribution ceremony.

    Sarah Aziz, <>,EPCL, said ‘
    We realize our responsibility as a corporate and are on our way to develop the communities in
    which we operate. It is of critical importance that children are equipped with the basic know- how related to Environment & its protection, health, hygiene and education. It is important that
    they are taught about things that may fall outside the scope of their curriculum but definitely
    lie within the scope of logical reasoning and mental growth. The children are our tomorrow and
    the future will hold more promise if they are made aware of their environment. We hope that
    they will take back a lot from this festival and that it will help garner a better civic sense in our
    youth which is imperative for a better and cleaner Pakistan”

    Also at the closing of the festival <>“Engro Polymer & Chemicals has always been at the forefront of such initiatives as we
    believe environment, health & safety, social development of the neighboring communities
    should not be overlooked in achieving and sustainable growth. We strive to make a difference
    by changing mind sets and encouraging lifestyle changes to incorporate healthier habits. We
    would also like to thank the organizations who have joined hands with us to further our
    endeavors and make this festival a success.”