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Organisations carry out plantation drives

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/9/2019 12:02:13 PM IST

Peletkie Students’ Union (PSU) and volunteers from Mokokchung town carried out plantation drive and aftercare at Peletkie village and along the Mopungchuket-Milak road respectively on June June 8. 

PSU: PSU organised a plantation drive at its reserve forest at Peletkie village, Peren district under the theme, “One student, one tree”.

A press release from PSU president, Paulamlungbe and general secretary, Pauziediebe Kenn stated that, the move was initiated by the union in order to sensitize the villagers on the importance of environment protection.  Various species of tree saplings were planted. The reserve forest was donated by the Peletkie Village Council (PVC) on the request of the union to maintain a reserve forest in the village for conservation of natural resources and protection of environment. Tree saplings were provided by Peren Forest Range and Jalukie Forest Range. 

Earlier, the plantation drive began with a prayer by Peletkie Baptist Church youth department president. President of Peletkie Village Youth Organisation was also present. Around 200 tree saplings were planted, wherein 40 students and other volunteers from the village participated in the plantation drive.

Mopungchuket-Milak road: Fifty volunteers from Mokokchung town in support to the ongoing roadside tree plantation programme along the Mopungchuket-Milak road, engaged in clearing the overgrown weeds along the six kilometers stretch on June 8. 

A press release from The Greensight Project under MALT convenor, Limalenden stated that the roadside plantation was being initiated by The Greensight Project, a five-year scenic and aesthetic enhancement programme of the Mopungchuket Students’ Union (MALT). 

The saplings were planted two years ago and The Greensight Project is now emphasizing on aftercare and maintenance required for sustenance and optimal growth of the tree saplings.

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