Friday, July 1, 2022

Earth Day 2022: Nagaland joins the environmental movement

Nagaland joined people across the globe in celebrating “Earth Day 2022” Friday by organising various activities including plantation drives, awareness programmes, competitions etc. across the state.
The day was celebrated under earthday.org 2022 theme, “Invest in Our Planet”. “This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest in Our Planet,” read the website.
MHBHSS: Ministers Hill Baptist Higher Secondary School (MHBHSS) Kohima celebrated “Earth Day 2022”, in pursuant with the recommendation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2022, to provide exposure beyond the classroom.
MHBHSS said with zeal and co-operation from the students and the supervision of the teachers, various enrichment activities were held for different classes. Through the events, MHBHSS said the students were sensitized to conserve biodiversity.
PWC: The Eco-Club of Pranabananda Women’s College (PWC) Dimapur celebrated the “Earth Day 2022” with an objective to spread awareness among the students about the importance of healthy environment, and how to protect the components of the mother Earth.
At the programme, Students’ Union PWC, president, Sharmila Sharma delivered a speech on the theme, “Invest in Our Planet” while a seminar on the topic, “the importance of rainwater harvesting to conserve water” was presented by assistant professor (Department of Environmental Science), Purnima Das.
GPSD: Government Polytechnic Seithekema-C Dimapur (GPSD) celebrated “Earth Day 2022”, wherein senior lecturer, Imnasangba Jamir emphasised on the importance of the day.
In a speech, GPSD principal, Er. Zhapulhoulie Rüpreo urged the students and attendees to not only develop awareness about the environmental issues affecting earth but also to influence others, especially the law makers and legislators so that they come up with more effective policies to protect and preserve the earth.
AIDA: ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) – Don Bosco, implementing SBI Foundation Gram Seva programme in Dimapur, Nagaland, celebrated “Earth Day 2022” by distributing three different varieties of fruit tree saplings to its five adopted villages- Khriezephe, Diezephe, Urra, Bade and Tsithrongse. The planting of the fruit bearing saplings was carried out by the remedial students, teachers, village gram sevas and gram seva committee members.
DH Tuensang: In Tuensang, Earth Day was observed with Women from Hakushang and Laiket sectors Tuensang Town at District Hospital Tuensang.
In a press release, DMO, NHM Apheang informed that during the programme, theme speaker, WHO consultant, Dr. T. Mero said that our planet was the only inhabitable planet so far known to men, therefore, he said it was the duty of all to preserve the planet. He spoke on the little things people could do to preserve the earth such as segregating wastes, switching off electricity when not in use, using water judiciously etc.
Dr. Mero encouraged the participants to invest in the future of the children by investing in the planet today.
Meanwhile, medical officer (psychiatrist) District Hospital Tuensang, Dr. Senilo Magh highlighted the initiatives taken by the hospital to save earth’s resources and reduce pollution.
He said various arts have been put in place in order to appeal to the children and adults to preserve the resources of mother nature by using it judiciously and not contaminating it.
Dr. Magh said arts and signages to discourage use of plastics, reminders to switch off tap and electrical switch when not in use have been also installed.
The programme was chaired by BSL research scientist, Rukuwe, invocation by chaplain Avini and welcome address by medical superintendent District Hospital Tuensang, Dr. Kuotsutho.
The programme was also attended by doctors and nurses from District Hospital Tuensang.

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