GUWAHATI, April 22 - On the occasion of Earth Day today, the Voice of Environment organised a function at the Kamakhya Temple to make the shrine and its surroundings an �eco-friendly plastic free zone�.
The initiative was taken in consonance with this year�s Earth Day theme �end plastic pollution�.
The occasion was marked by various programmes including an interaction-cum-interview with visitors and devotees on the temple premises.
A felicitation ceremony was also organised by the team members to honour the temple authorities.
Mohit Sharma, Bor Doloi (president, temple authorities) and Kabindra Sharma, Saru Doloi (vice president, temple authorities) were the special guests on the occasion, besides other officials.
Earth Day Network India and Green Guard Nature Organisation, Assam supported the initiative.
The speakers highlighted the problem of plastic waste and the necessity of cleanliness, and the temple authorities assured their support to the initiative in turning the iconic tourist spot into a plastic-free zone.
On the other hand, Railway Higher Secondary School, Maligaon, also celebrated the occasion at its campus under the aegis of its 1987 batch students with a variety of programmes. A plantation drive, recitation of poetry and songs marked the day.
Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Panikhaiti, celebrated the day at its campus with a plantation drive, a drama by the students and a Mukoli Bihu.