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Various organizations commemorate Earth Day

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/22/2019 12:18:39 PM IST

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 which was first celebrated in 1970. Events are organized in more than 193 countries coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

GPK conducts various Earth Day activities: Government Polytechnic Kohima (GPK) observed “Earth Day” with various activities like drawing, essay and slogan writing competitions and a rally on the theme “Protect our species” on April 22. The event was supported by the Government of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi.
A press release from GPK media cell stated that Earth Day is observed to bring awareness about safe-guarding the environment from inhumane activities that accelerate the rate of extinction of a countless numbers of species.
Er. Keyiekhru Rhutso, principal GPK, addressed the participants and gave away prizes to winners of the competitions. Judges for the various competitions were faculty members of GPK.
Meriyani, Nyanbemo and Hikali won first, second and third respectively in the drawing competition. In the essay writing competition, Cholsenu Sophie, Lisi Y Sangtam and Hopisenu bagged the first, second and third prizes respectively. For the slogan writing competition, Imnuklong, Chubakumba and Lovi S Chikhe emerged in the first, second and third positions respectively. 
The Earth Day rally was conducted earlier in the morning.
KDLSA: In commemoration of “International Earth Day”, Kohima District Legal Service Authority (KDLSA) organized a painting competition for school children at LCS conference hall, Kohima under the theme “Protect our species” on April 22.
A press release from NSLSA project relations assistant stated that panel lawyer Nagali Shohe gave a presentation on environmental laws, where she highlighted concerted efforts to protect the environment that was made under the leadership of the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. She further stated that in 1976, under the 42nd amendment of the Indian Constitution, provisions such as Article 48 (A) for protection and improvement of the environment and safeguarding forest and wildlife were added.
Shohe also noted that Article 51 (A) involving fundamental duties for all citizens of India to protect and improve the natural environment, was added.
She spoke on the prominence of Earth Day adding that the first Earth day was observed in the year 1970 started by Gaylord Nelson and Danish Hayes as the first organizers. Medovituo from Ruzhukhrie Government High School was adjudged winner of the painting competition. Alovito Chophy from Chandmari Higher Secondary School and Thepfuthoutuo John from Ruzhukhrie Government High School bagged the second and third prizes respectively. Two consolation prizes were also conferred to Avino Koso from John Government Secondary School and Neiketouzo from Dr. N Kire Higher Secondary School.
Three students each participated from eight different schools.
The panel of judges for the competition were Legal Literacy Clubs (LLC) project coordinator Temsu Walling, KDLSA panel lawyer Asenla Walling and KDLSA panel lawyer Aketoli J Yepthomi.
The program was chaired by panel lawyer Mhayani Kikon and earlier, a welcome address was delivered by Yangpila Anar. A vote of thanks was pronounced by Imsentila Pongen, panel lawyer KDLSA.
MDLSA: The Mokokchung DLSA also organized a painting competition under the theme “Protect our species” with LLCs on Earth day.
Altogether 78 students from nine schools participated in the competition -- Dilong Government School, Mayangnokcha Higher Secondary School, Children School, Imsutemjen Memorial Higher Secondary School, Government High School Mokokchung Village, N.I Jamir Higher Secondary School, Senayangba Higher Secondary School, Queen Mary Higher Secondary School, and Model Higher Secondary School.
Rishiben Walling of Queen Mary Higher Secondary School bagged the first position; Sentirenla Jamir from Imsutemjen Memorial Higher Secondary School and Nungshibenla from Children School came in second and third respectively.
The panel judges were advocate Imtipokyim, Mokokchung Bar Association, Mapujungla panel lawyer MDLSA and Maongtula panel lawyer MDLSA.

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