The string of activities which included plantation of ornamental trees, organising painting, quiz competitions, cleanliness drives and distribution of T-shirts marked the Word Environment Day celebration on June 5.
MON, JUN 5 (NPN): In Mon the day was observed on the theme ‘Bio-diversity, Eco system, management and green economy’ at Christian Centre Baptist Church, KBBB Mon with DC Dinesh Kumar IAS as the chief guest.
The DC said rapid development, industrialization and use of chemicals in excess, self- interest in the name of development had degraded and polluted the environment. He said developmental activities should be properly planned and that present developmental activities should not hamper future generation. Stating that Nagaland had the best potentiality in tourism, especially in Mon district DC said industrializing tourism like in Kerela and Rajasthan should be focused which would uplift the social economic development of the people.
DFO Mon Y.M. Jami, in his introductory speech stated that lack of preserving and conserving forest and environment had led to global warming and climate change. He said felling of trees and shifting cultivation were the major problem contributed by Mon district, for climate change. Chemyuh executive secretary KBBB and Wangpai V/P Konyak Union also spoke on the occasion.
Highlights of the function included planting of tree saplings, distribution of T-shirts to eco club of Nagaland and 21 pastors who were undergoing refreshers’ course.
4TH NAP THIZAMA: 4th NAP Battalion, Thizama the Day by planting 2000 varied species of plants including fruits and ornamental trees led by Commandant, officers and other ranks of the Units. The trees were provided by Forest department and Silviculture department. Forest personnel under Chiephobozou range were also present during the plantation. (Correspondent)
MOKOKCHUNG: In Mokokchung many groups, societies, NGOs and even individuals helped in planting trees that were provided by the department. A total of 42, 530 saplings of various species were planted today at various places across Mokokchung.
Initiated by forest department, Mokokchung; all 18 wards, 35 government departments, schools and colleges and others including security forces planted the saplings. Home Minister Imkong L. Imchen who toured his constituency, 28 Koridang also participated in the tree plantation drive.
While interacting with this correspondent during the course of his tour from 28 Koridang area which included Longkhum to Sabangya (about 40 km) and Khensa to New Camp (around 30 km), Imchen said degradation of forest in the state had been quite alarming during the last three decades and as a result of which the state had been turned into mere jungle. He warned that unless each and every individual endeavors for protection of wildlife and environment, the state may also turn into a barren land; The minister also expressed hope that if 60 legislators took initiatives in taking environmental protection measures, the society will be immensely encouraged which will benefit the whole people. (Correspondent)
CHUMUKEDIMA: Commemorating the ‘World Environment Day’, around 2400 police personnel and nearly 50 officers drawn from several units carried out a massive cleanliness -cum- plantation drive at Chumukedima police area. The personnel planted around 1000 saplings around the 400 plus acres campus. Interacting with this reporter at Chumukedima police complex, DIG (Training & Border) V. Sumi informed that exercise was carried out involving almost all units to observe the ‘World Environment Day’. He also informed that the personnel were drawn up from Police Training School (PTS), Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC), Police Central Workshop, Central Store, Engineering Project, Signal Training School, 11 IR, 13 IR, 14 IR and some personnel of 1st NAP. (Staff Reporter)
Besides various department, organisations and institutions which observed the day included Colleges and schools including Discipleship Bible College, Fazl Ali College and NSS unit of People’s College Mokokchung, Government Middle School Sarbura Dimapur, Dhansiri river flood control board, Namghar higher secondary school, Eco Club, Green Heritage Club of Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School Dimapur, Longlilenden ward Tuli, Unity College Dimapur, Cross Road Club of Mopungchuket Baptist Church Youth Department, Kyong Hungjantaren Ekhung Wokha in collaboration with Department of Forest, Wokha; Nagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission (Land Resources Development), Kohima; Don Bosco Alumni Association Wokha Unit and Green Foundation, Challengers with youth of Signal and Merali Ao Baptist Church, Dimapur, Dimapur Mission Higher Secondary School Wildlife wing Dimapur with students and staff of Salt Christian College Dimapur, NMP+ Network of Mokokchung District People Living with HIV and AIDS (NMP+),Nagaland and 16 Assam Rifles (AR) under aegis of Headquarters 5 Sector Assam Rifles of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) joined hands with Ao Students Union Kohima celebrated the day.