JONAI, July 28 - The District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Dhemaji with the help of Education department of the district is planning to conduct plantation drive on both sides of National Highway-15 passing through the district. The plantation drive will cover the full 105 km portion of the highway falling under the district right from Dhemaji town to Ruksin gate in Jonai subdivision.
The Aryabhatta Science Centre of Jonai organised a meeting of the school headmasters, public leaders and environmental activists at Three Jey School here, which was attended by Judicial Magistrate cum DLSA secretary Sujeet Ghose and District Programme Officer of Sarva Siksha Mission (SSM), Punjab Doley.
Ghose informed that the DDLSA has chalked out a plan to plant as many as 68,000 plants covering both sides of the highway within August this year. He urged the school teachers to involve all school children in the plantation drive and assign them responsibly save and grow up their planted saplings.
Addressing the people, Ghose said that conservation of the forests, water bodies and other natural resources is one of the fundamental duties of an Indian citizen so that every citizen should follow it for survival of their future generations.
�I request all citizens to participate in the plantation drive on a voluntary basis. Plantation is only means in the present age to save the mother earth from further environmental degradation�, said Ghose while adding that he has asked district administration and other departments to keep a close vigil on the plantation sites.
SSM Programme Officer Punjab Doley has requested the people to come forward to join this noble effort defying all obstacles and make the plantation drive a grand success.
Among others, senior citizen Uma Morang, College Principal Dr Sukhalata Phukan, Aryabhatta Science Centre Coordinator Pradip Gogoi and school teachers spoke on the occasion and supported the DLSA�s ongoing move.