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�Take a selfie while planting a sapling and again when it becomes a tree�

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SIVASAGAR, June 8 - Addressing the World Environment Day programme at Sivasagar Commerce College on June 5, organised by the District Forest Department, Jayshree Naidung, DFO Sivasagar, called upon the students to take a selfie with a sapling responding to the call of the world forum, upload it in the social media and take another selfie with the same plant when it grows tall and healthy before uploading it once again. Speaking as a resource person in the meeting, Bibhab Talukdar, CEO, Aranyak, highlighted various programmes the NGO is woking on such as Herpetofauna, Dolphin Research and Conservation, Vulture Conservation, Man-Elephant Conflicts, Rhino Research and Conservation, Conservation livelihood Diversion, Geospatial Technology and Application etc.

Dr Laksmanan S, DC, Sivasagar, in his speech said that everything on earth, living or non-living, are part of our environment and hence degradation of one leads to the degradation of another. Dilip Teran, ADC, Sivasagar inaugurated the meeting with a brief speech on the importance of the day. Dr Bibhuti Pd Lahkar, environment activist said that the man-elephant conflict is assuming alarming proportions mainly due to shrinkage of habitat. Dr Saumerjyoti Mahanta, principal of the college said that car population in the towns is another cause of serious concern. Manoj Kumar Borthakur, writer, said that no amount of research work or seminars can save environment unless people work in rural region practically like Jadav Payeng of Kakilamukh, Jorhat. Dr Utpal Dutta, Professor, Sibsagar College said that the number of polythene carry bags a family carries home everyday turns out to be an environmental hazard at the end of the year. Ronak Ghosh, researcher, BNHS, in his speech showed the diseases caused by air pollution. Hachnahan Begum, DIPRO, Sivasagar, delivered the vote of thanks. Earlier, the day was observed by the Sivasagar district administration in association with BNHS, Demow Vulture Observation Centre through sapling plantations at Raichai Rural Stadium.

In Sibsagar College, the day was observed enthusiastically by the staff and students with plantations of saplings in the morning. The programme was initiated by Dr Navajyoti Sarmah, Dr D Borah and Prof Manosh Pratim Borgohain.

Rescue, an NGO that works for environment, distributed 200 saplings among the residents of Zenganikatia Chariali.

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�Take a selfie while planting a sapling and again when it becomes a tree�

SIVASAGAR, June 8 - Addressing the World Environment Day programme at Sivasagar Commerce College on June 5, organised by the District Forest Department, Jayshree Naidung, DFO Sivasagar, called upon the students to take a selfie with a sapling responding to the call of the world forum, upload it in the social media and take another selfie with the same plant when it grows tall and healthy before uploading it once again. Speaking as a resource person in the meeting, Bibhab Talukdar, CEO, Aranyak, highlighted various programmes the NGO is woking on such as Herpetofauna, Dolphin Research and Conservation, Vulture Conservation, Man-Elephant Conflicts, Rhino Research and Conservation, Conservation livelihood Diversion, Geospatial Technology and Application etc.

Dr Laksmanan S, DC, Sivasagar, in his speech said that everything on earth, living or non-living, are part of our environment and hence degradation of one leads to the degradation of another. Dilip Teran, ADC, Sivasagar inaugurated the meeting with a brief speech on the importance of the day. Dr Bibhuti Pd Lahkar, environment activist said that the man-elephant conflict is assuming alarming proportions mainly due to shrinkage of habitat. Dr Saumerjyoti Mahanta, principal of the college said that car population in the towns is another cause of serious concern. Manoj Kumar Borthakur, writer, said that no amount of research work or seminars can save environment unless people work in rural region practically like Jadav Payeng of Kakilamukh, Jorhat. Dr Utpal Dutta, Professor, Sibsagar College said that the number of polythene carry bags a family carries home everyday turns out to be an environmental hazard at the end of the year. Ronak Ghosh, researcher, BNHS, in his speech showed the diseases caused by air pollution. Hachnahan Begum, DIPRO, Sivasagar, delivered the vote of thanks. Earlier, the day was observed by the Sivasagar district administration in association with BNHS, Demow Vulture Observation Centre through sapling plantations at Raichai Rural Stadium.

In Sibsagar College, the day was observed enthusiastically by the staff and students with plantations of saplings in the morning. The programme was initiated by Dr Navajyoti Sarmah, Dr D Borah and Prof Manosh Pratim Borgohain.

Rescue, an NGO that works for environment, distributed 200 saplings among the residents of Zenganikatia Chariali.