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�Adopt a tree� campaign launched

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, June 7 - Rhino Club Adventure and Tours organised a cycling and �Adopt a tree� programme recently together with the Rani Forest Range Office and Guwahati-based NGO Association for Awareness and Motivational Initiative (AAMI).

On the occasion a cycling event to Joypur forest village, Rani, via Pamohi (approximately 30 km) was flagged off from Garchuk, NH Bypass by Bipin Bora from Dalmia Bharat Cement. Altogether 17 cyclists participated to create environmental awareness. The cyclists� group included participants in the 15-62-year age group.

After the cycling event, a programme of adopting a tree was started at Joypur forest village under the guidance and supervision of Arup Kumar Kalita, Range Forest Officer, Rani Range, along with the forest officials, villagers and the local village headman.

Altogether 41 individuals from different places of Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat and Sivasagar voluntarily registered for the tree adoption programme, pledging and signing an oath to adopt and support the programme of adoption of the plant for a minimum of five years until its natural growth.

The organisers, with support from the Joint Forest Management Committee constituted with the forest officials and local villagers, will rear, maintain and take care of the plants for the next five years.

Each of the plant adopters will be provided with an adoption certificate of their respective plants duely signed by the organiser and the Range Forest Officer, who will keep updating the adopters about the developments in due course of time.

Organisations like Aaranyak, Oil India Ltd, Dalmia Bharat Cement, SM Corporation Ltd Guwahati, have extended support to the programme.

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