LAHORE WWF-Pakistan has launched the winter session of the organizations Eco-Internship Programme at NUST in collaboration with the Universitys Environment Club. The programme will last for four weeks and will be attended by student of various University departments, consisting of students from bachelors, masters, MPhil and PhD. The purpose of the programme is to create environmental awareness amongst the younger generation, inculcate civic responsibilities and sensitise students towards the environment they are living in and will be working in. The programme was inaugurated by the Associate Dean and Head of Department of Institute of Environment Science and Engineering Dr Ishtiq Qazi. NUST Faculty came out in full force to support the initiative and encourage the students. Speaking at the occasion, Aniq Umair Samuels Eco Internship Co-Ordinator for North Region said, The scope of this programme has gone beyond school-level interaction. With inclusion of older students who have a broader perspective on issues of environment, sustainability, development, climate change and urbanization, we are aiming to partner with them, rather than teaching them the basics. The first session was attended by more than 150 students. Field activities, research and surveys have been lined up, and many guest speakers have been invited to participate, including renowned ornithologist and author of the definitive Bird Guide of Pakistan, Prof Z B Mirza.