GUWAHATI, June 6 � The World Environment Day was enthusiastically celebrated by numerous organisations across the State yesterday, organising various programmes befitting the occasion.
The theme for this year�s Environment Day is �Green Economy: does it include you?�
Some of the reports that came in from different places are as follows:
Staff Correspondent, Dibrugarh: In order to create awareness about protecting and preserving Nature and the environment, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dibrugarh, observed the Day with a day-long programme on its premises, putting emphasis on effective steps to tackle climate change and pollution.
The programme started with an open session in presence of eminent persons like Rupam Baruah, District Agriculture Officer, and Janardhan Konwar, retired teacher. A popular talk on �Green Economy� was delivered by Dr HK Bhattacharyya, programme coordinator, KVK Dibrugarh, and a brief on celebration of the World Environment Day was delivered by Dr Aradhana Barooah, SMS (Soil Science).
To commemorate the occasion, 60 saplings of some valuable indigenous trees were planted in the KVK premises by the dignitaries present as well as the students of nearby schools. An extempore speech on the theme on environment and a quiz competition were also organised among the student participants of the locality.
Our Correspondents add:
Dergaon: The World Environment Day was celebrated under the aegis of Nature organisation �Aashray� in association with Dergaon Jatiya Vidyalaya. The programme was started with an art competition among the students, inaugurated by social worker Atul Goswami. In the competition Sumi Doley (Dergaon Town abhysan LP School), Jyotisman Bora (Dergaon Jatiya Vidyalaya), Parija Kaushik (Dergaon Jatiya Vidyalaya) were the first, second and third in Group-A; Denish L Bora (Dergaon Jatiya Vidyalaya), Debangshu Kondoly (Don Bosco High School), Anindita Phukan (Dergaon Jatiya Vidyalaya) in Group-B; and Rupantar Pujari (Sankardev Sishu Niketan Dergaon), Baidurjya Mohan Bora (Sankardev Sishu Niketan) secured the top three positions in Group-C.
It was followed by an open meeting held with Prasanta Borthakur, Principal of Dergaon Jatiya Vidyalaya, in the chair. The objective of the meting was explained by Sanjoy Kr Hazarika, secretary of Aashray, and the welcome address was delivered by its president Biren Ch Saikia. The meeting was inaugurated by Tapan Kr Gohain, Circle Officer of Dergaon. Through his speech, he urged the students to do something for conservation of Nature. Rajen Choudhuri, DFO Golaghat, delivered the keynote address on the focal theme. Through his speech, he explained different aspects of green economy and environmental problems.
The meeting was addressed by Pradip Khadaria, president of Dergaon Chambers of Commerce and Suren Dutta. Educationist Jatin Neog, secretary of Dergaon Sahitya Sabha Gopal Krishna Khound, Pradhanacharya of Sankardev Sishu Niketan Dipak Goswami, and forest beat officers Sailen Boruah, Rupam Sarmah etc also addressed the meeting.
Mangaldai: Conservation of biodiversity without plantation drive can never be much effective. Laying stress on this theme, voluntary organisation �Crystal Vision� here organised a plantation programme in the historical Gandhi Maidan to mark the World Environment Day.
Gitanjali Dutta, SDO (Sadar), Mangaldai, formally inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling of �Bokul� in presence of the members of the voluntary organisation. In her brief speech, Dutta hailed the steps taken by Crystal Vision for conservation of the environment over the last couple of years and also appealed to other voluntary organisations to follow the suit.
Lina Saikia, Associate Professor, Mangaldai College, Mohammad Hussain, Officer-in-Charge of Mangaldai (Sadar) Police Station, who attended the programme as invited guests, also planted saplings. The programme organised in association with the local Forest Beat Office witnessed plantation of about 30 saplings of different varieties with proper protection barricades.
Raha: Raha Adarsh Sishu Vikash Kendra, an Assamese-medium institution, celebrated the Day with a day-long programme. The programme started with plantation of some indigenous medicinal plants in the school campus by the students of the school under the guidance of the teachers.
Inaugurating the programme, Poli Deka, Headmistress of the school, appealed to the students to dedicate themselves for the cause of preserving and protecting the environment. The students of the school exhibited colourful placards and various environmental slogans written on paper around the school campus.
Nalbari: The World Environment Day was celebrated at Kumarikata village in Nalbari district under the aegis of Manab Sampad Unnayan Sanstha. The meeting held on the occasion was addressed by Renu Mahanta, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nalbari, and Abu Suffian, SP, Nalbari. The MNC Mahila Cell and Omola Ghar also celebrated the Day at MNC Balika Mahavidyalaya.
Jagiroad: The Environment Day was celebrated at Jagiroad by various organisations, including educational institutions, with day-long programmes. The Morigaon district administration, in collaboration with the Jagiroad Gaon Panchayat, also celebrated the day. A tree plantation programme was also organised at Kuiadol near here, which was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon, Vishal Solangki, along with the circle officers of Mayong and Morigaon, PD, Morigaon and Range Officer, Morigaon, among others.
A tree plantation programme was organised at the Jagiroad College campus. Awareness programmes were organised in different spots of the area, which was conducted by the senior teachers of the institution under the supervision of the Jagiroad Science Society.
The day was also celebrated on the premises of the Indus Academy School here with various programmes. A Class VIII student of this institution, Kundan Bora, in his brief speech, informed that the United Nations of General Assembly (UNGA) observes the World Environment Day every year in different cities around the globe. This year it is being hosted in Brazil, he informed the gathering. A quiz competition was also organised among the students.