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CSU completes first phase of tree plantation
Published on 15 Jun. 2010 12:49 AM IST
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Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) on June 12 completed its first phase of weeklong tree plantation covering its entire jurisdiction. The program which started on June 7 at Phek culminated at Pfutsero with CSU official participation led by its president Esther Rhakho and speaker Thupukutho Lohe.
Addressing the volunteers, CSU president Esther Rhakho stressed on the importance of preserving bio-diversity. She opined that the present generation is at stake with the degradation of environment and urged the students to take this threat as a challenge and come up to the forefront in creating awareness to the general public.
According to CSU official sources, approximately 2000 saplings of different varieties were distributed to the units at Phek, Pfutsero and Chozuba in the first phase plantation.
The distributed saplings were provided by the K. Shohe (IFS) Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Phek and arranged by the respective units at their own level. Approximately 10,000 saplings were planted at various important sites by its affiliated units.
Rhakho while appreciating the noble gestures initiated by the units specially the seniors also urged them to preserve the planted trees and to continue in educating people the importance of preserving the bio-diversity.

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