The students and faculty of Usman Institute of Technology (UIT), one of the country’s top technology institutions, got together to celebrate the spirit of independence through a wall painting drive in Karachi. Hundreds of UIT students converged on different street spots in Karachi to beautify the city walls and paint messages of love, peace, patriotism, and civic sense in a commendable effort undertaken in collaboration of the District Municipal Corporation (DMC) East.
In addition to powerful messages, the walls paintings displayed creations inspired by Pakistan’s culture, landscapes, and personalities in accordance with the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day. The drive also aimed at undoing the practice of illegal wall chalking that the city’s streets have suffered for countless years robbing the city of its real beauty and spreading vision pollution.
“We are Karachities and we own our beloved city,” said Prof. Dr. Zahir Ali Syed, Usman Institute of Technology. “Through this wall painting drive, we are not only demonstrating our love and care for the city, but are also sensitizing others to follow suit and take cleanliness and beautification of the city more seriously. We have mobilized our students to get this powerful message through on this special occasion when we are celebrating our 72nd Independence Day. We will remain sensitive to the city in particular and society in general, making people realize that only they can improve lives for themselves and others living around them.”
UIT has been an active player when it comes mobilization and drives for social causes. The wall painting drive is a part of the institution’s continuous efforts to raise awareness about matters that affect us all either directly or indirectly. The institution not only creates individuals with strong academic profiles but also a stout sense of responsibility for society. Such drives and measures like wall painting are one of the ways UIT shows its care for the city and its surroundings.