‘World Environment Day’ observed by various agencies

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/6/2020 9:42:22 AM IST

Amidst the lockdown brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the “World Environment Day” was celebrated across the state with strict compliance to the government SOP. Various schools and government agencies observed the day with an objective to encourage awareness and action for the protection of environment on June 5 and 6 respectively.

Kohima District

NCCAF: Nagaland Community Conserved Areas Forum (NCCAF) undertook collection of green organic vegetables from the conserved areas, sponsored by the Nagaland Empowerment of People through Economic Development (NEPED) and presented to all the 11 (eleven) district HQs. A press release from NCCAF stated that, the venture was to share the blessings of the conserved areas and orchards with people who are quarantined and also to show solidarity with the frontline workers. 

SSN staff: Samagra Shiksha Nagaland (SSN) staff led by Dr. Kevizakie Rio, joint mission director conducted cleanliness drive at the directorate of School Education (DoSE) to mark WED. The staff planted flowers and fruit trees at directorate premises. 

DNKGHSS Kohima: Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire GHSS (DNKGHSS), Seikhazou, Kohima and Eco Club members carried out plantation of orange saplings and ornamental flowers in the school compound. School principal Dr. Bijano Murry and vice principal Rose Chishi Kenye along with few students and staff of the school took part. School authority also directed students to carry out plantation of fruit trees and saplings in and around their respective homes.

NCC, SJC Jakhama: NCC girls of St Joseph’s College (SJC) autonomous, Jakhama, under 1 Nagaland Girls’ Battalion NCC, NCC Group Kohima observed WED by donating and distributing 500 paper bags to green grocers and street vendors at PR Hill, IOC and Mhonkhola to promote eco-friendly environment and non-plastic products. A press release from Capt Regina Razousinuo stated that, the paper bags were upcycled by NCC girls and associate, NCC officer from old newspapers, magazines, calendars, etc available at their homes. 

Kohima Battalion: Kohima Battalion observed WED by planting 1750 saplings within Kohima military garrison. Inspector general, Assam Rifles (North) emphasised on the concept of reuse, reduce, renew and recycle for the environment and encouraged all to plant more trees. 

Dimapur District

AHSS: Faculty of Assisi Hr. Sec. School (AHSS) and colony members of Lake View Road Colony planted 154 saplings of Ashoka plant along the colony roads. The villagers further assured of nurturing the saplings. 

NEISSR: North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR), Dimapur, Nagaland observed the day under the theme “Time for Nature” on June 5, with the initiatives taken up by the Student’s Council for Social Change (NEISSR). A press release from PRO NEISSR, Susan Kulnu stated that MSW students along with faculty members marked the day by planting tree saplings, vegetable, fruits and flowers. MSW students across 9 districts involved children and youth in their own villages in planting saplings. 

RJHSS: Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School (RJHSS), Dimapur observed WED on June 6. A press release from principal of the school stated that the staff observed the occasion by planting trees and flowers in the school premises. Altogether, 30 saplings were planted. 

TVSU of Tenyiphe 2: With a contribution of 300 tree saplings from the Forest department, Dimapur, the Tenyiphe 2 Village Students Union (TVSU) along with its Tenyiphe 2 Youth Organisation (TYO) organised a mass plantation of the saplings.

GVBS Dhansiripar: Gamadi Vidya Bharati School (GVBS), Dhandiripar students, teachers and alumni of GVBS, dhansiripar planted fruit plants in the school campus.

Ghaspani Battalion: Ghaspani battalion conducted mass plantation drive involving troops and locals. As part of the novel initiative, 3000 saplings were planted in Medziphema town, Nihoku, Kukidolong, Chumukedima, Piphema and Zubza.

Phek District

GMS Zapami: Government Middle School (GMS) Zapami village and Eco Club under Phek district planted fruit trees in the school compound participated by teachers led by Neikolo Khutso head teacher and students. They also planted monkey bean tree and coffee in the school compound. Neikolo talked on the importance of tree plantation and urged the students take care of the trees planted by them.

PTCSU: Phek Town Chakhesang Students’ Union (PTCSU), observed WED at Phek town, by planting around 200 trees and shrubs in different locations of Phek, also adhering to social distancing protocol. 

UKSU: Upper Khomi Students Union (UKSU) undertook tree plantation along the ongoing construction of two lane road to mark WED on June 5.

PSU: Porbami Students Union (PSU) organized tree plantation drive commemorating WED. About 2500 tree saplings was planted by the union within the village surroundings from Vecüthe to peace camp by the two lane road (Pfutsero to Phek) leading to Porba, NRCM-KVK link road.

Kiphire District

Kiphire: Under the initiative of ADC, district mission authrority, SSA Kiphire, Achumba Sangtam, the day was observed on June 5 in Kiphire district, marked with planting of saplings by school children and cleaning of school areas with proper maintaining of SOP in all the schools. In all the schools the Eco Club in-charge took initiative in planting trees. ADC, DMA Kiphire  stressed on the current global warming in the earth and therefore he appeal all  to plant trees and preserve forest  so as to save the nature’s beautiful gift. He also appealed the students and teachers to protect and care for the sapling planted by them. (Correspondent)

Kiphire Battalion: Kiphire Battalion marked the occasion with tree plantation drive. A total of 1600 saplings were planted in Kiphire town/village, Phelungre, Pungro town/village, Mimi, Thongsonyu, Longmatre and Akhegwo villages.

Mokokchung District

Childline 1098 Mkg: Childline 1098 team, Mokokchung observed the day at the Care and Support Society office, Mokokchung. Winners of the Painting competition, for both the categories were announced and felicitated with certificates and cash prizes. Odichuba (18 years) and Aotila Mollier (15 years) were adjudged the first and second prize winners respectively, for 14-18 years category. Taochilong (13yrs) and Yarina (10 years) were adjudged first and second winners respectively for the under 13 category. Forest department also donated saplings to the Care and Support Society, Mokokchung.

Mokokchung Battalion: Mokokchung battalion organised a tree plantation drive across Mokokchung and Longleng district under the theme “time for nature” with an aim to create awareness and invite action for protection of our environment. The event was organised in collaboration with district forest office, Mokokchung wherein 1500 saplings were planted with local volunteers present.

Longleng District

Longleng: Schools observed the day by organising a short programme and also planting trees in the school campus as well as on the road. A press release from DEO Longleng, B. Watisangla Aier stated that, altogether around 1500 saplings were planted by the school students, youth, Eco Club members and teachers under district education department Longleng. 

Tuensang District

DFO Tuensang division: Divisional forest office (DFO), Tuensang organised an online essay and painting competition on the occasion at DFO Tuensang. The three best entries of essay and painting along with two consolation prizes from junior and senior category were selected. The prizes were given away by ADC Tuensang Ajit Verma and SDPO Tuensang Dr. Pritpal Verma. This was followed by plantation drive carried out by ADC Tuensang, SDPO Tuensang, DFO Tuensang and range officer, Tuensang.

GSS Shamator: Government Primary School (GSS) GPS-B Shamator cleaned up weeds and planted saplings. According to DIPR report, the programme was initiated by school management committee (SMC) while teaching staff, Yanhokiu, president Shamator Town Public Forum (STPF) who is also chairman of the school SMC led the campaign along with teachers and senior students.

Tuensang Battalion: Tuensang battalion conducted a mass plantation drive at battalion headquarters, Tuensang and COBs. To highlight the significance of the day, each personnel planted a sapling.

Shamator Battalion: Shamator battalion conducted a mass plantation drive at all COBs and surrounding areas. Saplings of long life and fruit bearing trees were provided by forest department, Tuensang. Residents, to include children were also incorporated in the drive. 2000 saplings were planted at Shamator, Noklak, Dan/Pangsha, Wensoi, Langnyok and Choklangan. The battalion pledged to preserve the environment and biodiversity for future generation.

Peren District

College of Veterinary Sciences & AH Jalukie: National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers of College of Veterinary Sciences & AH (CVS&AH), CAU, Jalukie conducted plantation drive at college campus and was participated by faculty and staff. 

ARC: Ahthibung Region Club (ARC) created awareness by planting trees and spreading the message to give time for nature. A press release from ARC vice president Ngahneithem Kuki stated that, Assam Rifles Ahthibung Camp, GHS Ahthibung, Police Station and town authorities of Ahthibung town also participated. 

Zunheboto District

Zunheboto Battalion: Zunheboto battalion organised a wide-spread campaign to plant trees.  The aim of the plantation drive was to promote awareness about the importance of trees towards maintaining biological diversity. 1800 saplings were planted.

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