KUANTAN – Members of the Girl Guides Association Malaysia (GGAM) have been urged to carry out more environmental conservation programmes in the interest of future generations.
Raja Permaisuri Perak, Tuanku Zara Salim who is patron of the organisation, said the 100,000 members of this uniformed body in the country could also play a role in changing people’s thinking towards the matter, thus preventing the environment from being threatened by the greed of certain quarters.
“The quality of life in future will be much influenced by the human activities of today. Global warming, water and air pollution, destruction of flora and fauna, and the threat of wildlife extinction are all due to people’s irresponsible attitude and who do not think of the lives of future generations.
“People who get carried away by materialism because they succumb to greed will view the world very narrowly. The world is viewed by them solely as a platform to amass wealth without thinking of the destruction to other living things and the fate of future generations.
“The future generations must be protected from becoming victims of the greed and callousness of certain quarters today. For that reason, the country’s 100,000 girl guides have a role to play in changing people’s mindsets towards involvement in environmental conservation efforts,” Tuanku Zara said when opening GGAM’s annual general meeting, here, today.
Also present were the Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Kalsom, who is the royal patron of GGAM Pahang branch and Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, who is the GGAM Pahang branch president.
Tuanku Zara hoped that members of the association which celebrated its centenary last year, would work harder towards achieving that mission, which is in line with the sustainable development goals outlined by the United Nations.
At the event, Tuanku Zara also presented honours to 155 GGAM members including the queen’s guide badge to 74 of them. – BERNAMA