UDALGURI, June 7 - Along with rest of the country, the Udalguri district committee of Aranya Suraksha Samiti, Asim in association with the District Legal Services Association (DLSA), Udalguri celebrated the World Environment Day with a day-long agenda by planting medicinal and aromatic tree saplings at the Paramdham Ghat near the Golondi river basin and Udalguri Court premises on Tuesday, which was attended by senior citizens, members of the nature organisation and lawyers and members of DLSA.
The motto of the celebration for this year was �Plant tree, love tree and embrace tree.�
Reports of celebration of the day also came from Oranganuli TE in Panery where members of AASAA, ATTSA planted saplings on the occasion. On the other hand, the Udalguri district committee of All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) in association with its Khoirabari regional committee celebrated the day at Khoirabari and exhorted the students to plant more and more trees for a bright and green future of the earth. The Udalguri College, Udalguri HS School, Jazbat and Orang HS schools and a good number of NGOs too observed the day in various places of the district.
KAZIRANGA: The people of Kaziranga on Tuesday celebrated the World Environment Day organised by different stakeholders.
A rally programme under the initiative of Kaziranga Wildlife Society (KWS) was held at Kohora where the students from different schools like Rising Sun English School and Sankar Dev Shishu Niketan participated with the slogan, �No use of Plastic.� They were joined by the people of Kaziranga.
Secretary of KWS Mubina Akhtar while urging the people, specially the student groups, to minimise the use of plastic items in their daily lives, said that it takes around 300 years or even more for any kind of plastic materials to get decomposed. She said that plastic use has become a part of our daily lives which must be stopped as early as possible. She said that if steps were not taken now, it would have serious repercussions in the near future due to the ill effects of plastic.
After the completion of the rally, a documentary film based on ill effects of plastic was shown to the students.
Addressing the gathering, president of Kaziranga Jeep Safari Association Tulsi Bordoloi urged the people and students of Kaziranga to remain responsible and avoid the use of plastic.
Meanwhile, Kaziranga Press Club in association with Wild View, Kaziranga Jeep Safari Association and Corbett Foundation celebrated the World Environment Day at Kohora Natya Mandir, where the students from a number of schools and colleges participated and joined the quiz and painting competitions.
During deliberations with the students, the president of Kaziranga Press Club Nilapadma Sharma asked the student community to avoid the use of plastic items like polythene bags as much as possible as these items are causing great harm to the nature.
KOKRAJHAR: Along with rest of the world, the World Environment Day was celebrated here by different government and non-government organisations with a day-long programme.
Doneswar Goyari, Executive Member, BTC and in-charge of Town and Country Planning, Sports and Youth Welfare, etc., planted a number of saplings at the road side of Railway Crossing Flyover during a programme which was jointly organised by the youth wing of BPF and Bodoland Students� Union, Kokrajhar district unit.
Simson Mashahary, secretary, Kokrajhar District, BPF, Jogmohan Basumatary, Executive Engineer, PWD and senior leaders of BSU.
Speaking on the occasion, Goyari said that environment was an important aspect of one�s life. �It is our duty to protect and conserve our environment,� he said.
With a view to bring about awareness on importance of trees and demerits of deforestation, the troops of Army Unit of Red Horns Division joined hands with the students, teachers and local people across the district to plant tree saplings. Other activities for the day included painting and poster making competitions, lectures at various venues and rallies by soldiers, students and teachers.
On the other hand, 135 Inf Bn (TA) ECO Task Force Assam organised a massive sapling plantation drive on the day at Junior College, Bishmuri, CIT in Kokrajhar. A large number of students and faculties took part in the plantation programme.
Jagiroad: The World Environment Day was celebrated on Tuesday with various programmes by different organisations including educational institutions in and around Jagiroad and under Mayong Circle.
Geography department of Jagiroad College in association with Environment Study Centre and Environment Cell IQAC celebrated the World Environment Day here with a day-long programme. In the morning, a tree plantation programme was organised by various institutions.
An awareness meeting was held at the Kalamandir premises here under the chairmanship of Dr BC Neog, Principal, Jagiroad College where a large number of students attended. Participating in the meet as chief guest, Dr Prabin Saikia, Associate Professor (retd), Bihpuria College, Lakhimpur, who is also a naturalist, elaborately explained the economic and medicinal values of some rare plants. He called upon the student community to cultivate valuable plants in their households.
Earlier, Dr Khagen Sarma, Co-ordinator of Environment Study Centre, Jagiroad College explained the significance of the day in which Utpal Rajguru, Convenor, Environment Cell, IQAC, Hareswar Bordoloi of Geography department also spoke on various aspects.
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BAIHATA CHARIALI: Along with the rest of the country, the Science and Technology Department of the Government of Assam had centrally celebrated the World Environment Day at Pub Kamrup College with a daylong programme.
The programme was observed in collaboration with the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) and Pub Kamrup College where Keshab Mahanta, State Minister for Science and Technology, took part and spoke about the significance of the day.
Mahanta also said at a time when a number of developed countries of the world are standing against the polluting industries, a section of industrialists in India is trying to set up large number of polluting industries to acquire the market of the country, which is a matter of great concern and may pose grave threat to the environment.
Satyabrat Kalita, Kamalpur LAC MLA, also attended the occasion as guest and he urged the public of the locality to keep the environment clean.
On the other hand, Asha Socio-Economic Development Society, an NGO of the locality, celebrated the World Environment Day at Borpalaha under Jalukbari LAC and at Khepkuchi under Kamalpur LAC, and distributed 2,000 Rajnigandha, 1,500 Aloe vera and 1,000 lemon saplings among the members of 57 self help groups.
The NGO also organised two meetings at those places to impart knowledge about the economic and medicinal values of those saplings among the masses.
Jonai: Plantation at different places, including school and office premises, road sides, drawing competition, discussion on environmental issues marked the World Environment Day at the Jonai�sub-division of Dhemaji district on Tuesday.
Environment and Forest Department of�Jonai and the Jonai unit of Assam Science Society jointly celebrated the environment day at Jonai Higher Secondary School with a day-long programme.
The occasion started with plantation on the school campus and cleaning of the premise. Drawing and speech competitions among the secondary school students were held on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rajeswar Pegu, Principal of Jonai Science College, elaborated on plastic pollution and its adverse effects on the environment. He said littered plastics not only damage the soil, but also contaminate groundwater and causes serious health hazards.
Even in burning, plastics and its by-products release poisonous gas to the atmosphere and pollute the air.
Dr Pegu suggested the people to minimise the use of disposable plastics in their daily life and play active role for recycling of the thrown-out plastics.��
The Save Poba Rain Forest, a local NGO, and�the Jonai�unit of TMPK (Mising Students) also observed the World Environment Day at Sirampuriya with a day-long programme.