Tuesday, August 9, 2022

EF&CC deptt organises ‘Hariyali Mahotsava’

The Silviculture Division, department of Environment Forest and Climate Change (EF&CC) organised a plantation drive and other activities, to commemorate “Hariyali Mahotsav”, at State Botanical Garden, Kohima on July 9.
In a press release, Silviculture Division, range officer, N. Sanchu informed that the nation-wide programme which was organised by the ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) through a video conference was also attended by the department on July 8, in commemoration of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
During the programme at State Botanical Garden, state silviculturist, Lhinghoikim Touthang spoke about the concept of Nagar Van which was basically a City Forest within the city limits, easily accessible to city dwellers for the purpose of recreation and a number of health benefits.
Nagar vans will also bring ecological rejuvenation, improve environment by mitigating pollution, reduce heat islands effects and make cities climate resilient, she informed.
During the interaction, T. Khel council secretary & KMC ward no 16 chairman, Thepfuzakie Suohu and T. Khel Council vice chairman, Kelhousinyii Solo thanked the Forest department for the invitation and expressed their solidarity with the department to protect forest resources.
Later, vote of thanks was proposed by N. Sanchu. Earlier, a ceremonial plantation was carried out at the garden along with a nature trail expedition in the botanical garden by school children and interested individuals.
The programme was attended by senior officers of the Forest department, T. Khel Council, T. Khel Youth Organisation, KMC Ward 16 Panchayats, GBs of Lerie colony and Kohima Village T. Khel, GMS Forest Colony teachers and students and staff of Silviculture Division and Social Forestry Division.
It may be mentioned that Hariyali Mahotsav, the “tree festival” was organised to create awareness about the importance of trees in sustaining not only the life of the present generation but also to secure the future of forthcoming generations.

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