JOHOR BARU: In conjunction with the International Women’s Day, some enthusiastic women from Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) statewide took time off recently and planted trees at the Permai Hospital here.
The tree planting ceremony was officiated by the Hospital Permai’s psychiatrist Dr Haslina Mohd Yusof, while Johor Women’s League (Jewel), Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Johor Baru City Council, and Johor Baru Hospital Permai organized the event.
Jewel president V.S Thanam said that a total of 100 trees were planted throughout the hospital and explained that this was part of the organizations community service.
“Besides showing our care towards the community, the occasion is also to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day,” she said.
“I hope by this event, we can prove to the society that women are also commited to helping the earth,” she said.
As for LA 21 Johor Baru City Council head unit Inzura Kosmin, their main objective of organizing the event was to symbolize that women also gave importance to environmental issues.
“Through this event, we are able to show the public that women are not only educated but they actively engage in such activities,” she said.
Meanwhile, Dr Haslina said that she was happy to see the hospital has turned into a greener place after the event.
“I would like to thank the NGOs for planting the trees as this would make the hospital look more lively,” she added that she was proud to see women with such initiative towards helping the earth.
There were 17 women NGOs who took part in the event and this includes the Johor Baru Happy and Joyous Club, Johor Baru Befrienders’, Pacific Youth Outreach society, and others.