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Plantation programmes to combat global warming
Correspondent TUENSANG, JUN 5 (NPN):
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Published on 7 Jun. 2010 1:18 AM IST
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Along with the rest of the world, forest department Tuensang observed World Environment day cum- launching year of plantation 2010 on June 5 at Sao Chang Government College Tuensang.
Speaking on the occasion, additional deputy commissioner, Tuensang Sotsula appealed to the people to preserve the tree plantation for a safe environment.
The programme was chaired by Nukshi Jamir, DFO Tuensang while key note address was delivered by M. Lima FRO Tuensang. Dr Wati Lecturer Sao Chang Government College Tuensang was the Resources person during the programme while vote of thanks was proposed by Principal Chubala I/C Sao Chang Government College Tuensang.
More than 6000 seedlings were planted in the college campus and also distributed to the farmers.
GHS Noksen: Government High School Noksen under Tuensang district celebrated the World Environment Day along with the rest of the World with SDO(C) Noksen Yongchingkhumla as Chief Guest. Besides the staff and students, HoDs of various departments at Noksen, Managing Board Members of GHS Noksen, Primary School teachers, Church leaders, GBs, Council Members and elders from the town and surrounding villages participated. Mass tree plantation was also carried out in the school compound.
ASUK: As part of its golden jubilee year long celebration, Ao Students Union, Kohima (ASUK) carried out a plantation and cleanliness drive at Kohima on the theme ‘Towards a Cleaner and Greener Kohima’ on June 5 at 16 Assam Rifles Ground.
Forest minister M.C Konyak launched the plantation drive. MLA and Chairman NKVIB, Dr Nicky Kire and CO 16 AR, Col. Alluwahlia participated at tree plantations within 16 AR camp which was joined by MLA Nuklutoshi, President and office bearers of Kohima Ao Union, officers and families of 16 AR .
ASUK volunteers also cleaned the main road from PHQ Point to Razhu Point, Kohima as part of the same campaign. They cleared the clogged drains, cut the shrubs on the road side and cleared the waste during the drive which was assisted by KMC through their tipper trucks.
Peren: World Environment Day organised by Peren Forest Division, at Peren District new headquarters was observed on June 5 with DC Peren Khrienuo C. Metha as chief guest.
DC Peren spoke on the rapid loss of biodiversity in the state and the urgent need for restoration of the lost habitat.
She also reminded the participants about the recent changes in climate which were noticeable within a short span of time like the drying up of rivers and streams and the requirement for fans even in hill stations today and called upon communities for collective action towards climate mitigation.
She further encouraged the students to spread environmental awareness within their friends and neighbours. Samuel Changkija, DFO Peren Division stressed on the significance of World Environment Day and highlighted the current environmental crisis taking place as a result of lack of environmental awareness and irresponsible human activities.
He further, urged upon the need for commitment and immediate action towards environment preservation.
Meanwhile, other organizations who took part on the occasion includes Zeliangrong Hoho, Zeliangrong Students’ Union Nagaland, JFMCs, NGO Radiant Dimapur, C-Cerp Dimapur, Fair Friends Jalukie and Public leaders and villagers of the area.
The programme ended with mass seedling plantation drive in and around the new district headquarters, involving around 300 participants including school students, JFMCs, NGOs, government officials and staff.
Phek town: Students of Royal Foundation School, Phek Town undertook house-wise procession in observance of ‘World Environment Day’ carrying banners that read “Many Species, One planet, One Future”, “ Kick the Habit – Towards A Low Carbon Economy”, “Give Earth a Chance”, “Our Earth – Our Future – Just Save it”, “Only One Earth, Care and Share”.
The procession started from the school at 9 a.m after morning assembly and proceeded to Clock Tower (Town centre) and then back to the school.
Thereafter ‘Tree Plantation ‘was organized where students were given a sapling each to plant. The school authority appreciated Forest Department Phek for providing saplings.
Maple Society: Maple Society a Chumukedima based NGO with Rotaract Club of Chumukedima observed the world environment day by planting 100 saplings in various schools, churches and park.
GHSS: Godwin Higher Secondary School with eco club and forest range Chumukedima observed the world environment day at its premises.
The forest range Chumukedima team led by ACF Sidramappa, IFS planted around 80 plants in the school compound. School principal Imli Yanger thanked the department officials for the positive gesture.
Wokha: Kyong Hungjantaren Ekhung, Wokha in collaboration with the department of forest, Wokha; Nagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission (Land Resources Development), Kohima; Don Bosco Alumni Association Wokha Unit and Green Foundation celebrated the World Environment Day on June 5 on the theme; ‘Many Species, One Planet, One Future’ with parliamentary secretary for prisons & home guards, emergency & fire services Er. W. Kithan, as special guest at Don Bosco Youth Center, Wokha, along with a host of dignitaries such as Rovilatuo Mor DC Wokha, Sejong Sangtam SP Wokha.
Speaking on the occasion, Chubala Shilu from NBHM stressed on the importance of ‘Bee Keeping and its economics and environmental benefits’ and Supongnukshi Ao (IFS), DFO, Wokha briefed on the significance of World Environment Day.
Meanwhile, eco-friendly t-shirts were given to the winners by Supongnukshi Ao, DFO, Wokha and certificates to winners and all the participants by KHE Chairman.
Later in the programme, the special guest officially launched the ‘Year of Plantation’ followed by distribution of tree saplings by the department of forests where over 2000 saplings were distributed to the public while Nagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM) distributed gift hampers to the winners.

 
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