ITANAGAR, June 5 � The Himalayan State of Arunachal Pradesh today observed the World Environment Day.
Marking the Day, Governor JP Rajkhowa along with his better half Rita Rajkhowa planted mango saplings at the Raj Bhawan compound in a gathering of Raj Bhawan officials.
In his message to the people of the State, the Governor appealed them to plant more and more trees to keep the environment pristine and protect the State�s green cover.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while participating in the World Environment Day celebrations advocated for promoting the concept of �each one, plant one� for addressing the concerns of global warming.
Attending a workshop themed �One World, One Environment�, organised by Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board in collaboration with Department of Environment & Forests here, Tuki said this year�s theme should be taken up on a mission mode with the resolve to make the world one big green family through all-out efforts in preserving and protecting forests.
Shillong Correspondent adds: Meghalaya today celebrated World Environment Day here today based on the United Nations� theme, �Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.�
During the day, Meghalaya Government pledged to plant 10 million trees next year and urged schools and colleges to have nurseries in their premises.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said during a function here, the government proposes to launch a dedicated website for clean and green Meghalaya in which potential partners can register as green ambassadors and the most innovative and creative partner would be shortlisted and awarded by the government.
Urban AffairsMinister Ampareen Lyngdoh said everyone is accountable for the damage done to the environment and urged them to be a part of the solution not the problem.