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GUWAHATI, June 6 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation organised a plantation drive at West Boragaon garbage dumping site to mark World Environment Day on Wednesday.

The plantation drive was carried out in the presence of GMC Commissioner Debeswar Malakar, Joint Commissioner Siddhartha Goswami and Additional Commissioner Dwijen Singh besides other officials.

Malakar also addressed the gathering to spread awareness about the importance of cleanliness. He stressed the need to keep the city clean and explained in detail the steps GMC is going to take to keep the city clean. He added that GMC is taking all necessary steps to stop sale and use of plastic on the basis of the government notification issued by the forest and environment department.

The day was also celebrated at Guwahati Refinery with activities aimed at generating mass awareness amongst employees and the public on this year�s theme �Air Pollution�.

This year, the occasion is being celebrated at the refinery through a fortnight-long set of programmes including various competitions amongst employees, their families, contractual workers, CISF members and students.

At the main programme organised at the Sector II field on Wednesday, S Manchanda, ED (GR) said the observance was a clarion call for action and urged all to come together for minimising air pollution and to protect planet Earth from further degradation.

The chief guest, Guwahati City Commissioner of Police Deepak Kumar urged all to contribute their bit in solving the issue of air pollution as well as to create more and more awareness among the public about the significance of the day.

The programme was also attended by Dr Purnima Devi Barman, eminent wildlife biologist and Green Oscar 2017 winner for her pioneering work on greater adjutant stork conservation. While sharing her experiences, Dr Barman Purnima emphasised working as a team in solving the various threats to the environment.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Assam Forest Officers Wives Welfare Society (AFOWWS) � Shrishti � planted seedlings in the Guwahati Central Jail campus.

AFOWWS president Seema Singh and other office-bearers and members did the plantation.

AFOWWS along with DFO Jayanta Deka and other forest officials distributed saplings to the public.

The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will introduce a rainwater harvesting system on its office premises soon. This was announced by AHSEC Secretary Kamal Gogoi on Wednesday during observance of World Environment Day.

As part of the celebration, AHSEC organised an awareness meeting on water conservation, in which its employees and school teachers and students of the city participated.

The students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Panikhaiti today performed a streetplay and carried out wall painting as part of its Environment Day celebration.

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Cleanliness, environment awareness progs held

GUWAHATI, June 6 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation organised a plantation drive at West Boragaon garbage dumping site to mark World Environment Day on Wednesday.

The plantation drive was carried out in the presence of GMC Commissioner Debeswar Malakar, Joint Commissioner Siddhartha Goswami and Additional Commissioner Dwijen Singh besides other officials.

Malakar also addressed the gathering to spread awareness about the importance of cleanliness. He stressed the need to keep the city clean and explained in detail the steps GMC is going to take to keep the city clean. He added that GMC is taking all necessary steps to stop sale and use of plastic on the basis of the government notification issued by the forest and environment department.

The day was also celebrated at Guwahati Refinery with activities aimed at generating mass awareness amongst employees and the public on this year�s theme �Air Pollution�.

This year, the occasion is being celebrated at the refinery through a fortnight-long set of programmes including various competitions amongst employees, their families, contractual workers, CISF members and students.

At the main programme organised at the Sector II field on Wednesday, S Manchanda, ED (GR) said the observance was a clarion call for action and urged all to come together for minimising air pollution and to protect planet Earth from further degradation.

The chief guest, Guwahati City Commissioner of Police Deepak Kumar urged all to contribute their bit in solving the issue of air pollution as well as to create more and more awareness among the public about the significance of the day.

The programme was also attended by Dr Purnima Devi Barman, eminent wildlife biologist and Green Oscar 2017 winner for her pioneering work on greater adjutant stork conservation. While sharing her experiences, Dr Barman Purnima emphasised working as a team in solving the various threats to the environment.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Assam Forest Officers Wives Welfare Society (AFOWWS) � Shrishti � planted seedlings in the Guwahati Central Jail campus.

AFOWWS president Seema Singh and other office-bearers and members did the plantation.

AFOWWS along with DFO Jayanta Deka and other forest officials distributed saplings to the public.

The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will introduce a rainwater harvesting system on its office premises soon. This was announced by AHSEC Secretary Kamal Gogoi on Wednesday during observance of World Environment Day.

As part of the celebration, AHSEC organised an awareness meeting on water conservation, in which its employees and school teachers and students of the city participated.

The students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Panikhaiti today performed a streetplay and carried out wall painting as part of its Environment Day celebration.