LAHORE - Students of Government College University Botany Department on Monday highlighted the importance of forests and botanic gardens through a play at the annual dinner at the university’s Bukhari Auditorium. The concept of the performances met with a loud applause by faculty members and Old Ravians. GCU VC Dr Khaleequr Rahman was the Chief Guest at the department’s annual function, while Professor Rafi Chair Dr Muhammad Zakria Butt and Botany Department Chairperson Dr Ghazala Yasmeen Butt were also present. Addressing the gathering, the VC underlined the need for sensitising youngsters, scientists and researchers on the plight of continuous decreasing of natural forests and the need for efforts and strategies to rehabilitate and conserve them.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 20-May-2014 here.