GUWAHATI, May 20 - In an attempt to strengthen the bond between man and nature and ensure the participation of the younger generation in environment conservation work, the Asam Sahitya Sabha will organise a free workshop for students under its �Seujyatra� project at Jyoti Chitraban in Kahilipara on June 9.
The day-long workshop on nature � to be jointly organised by Jyoti Chitraban and Nature�s Beckon � would aim to disseminate scientific knowledge about protection of nature and environment conservation.
�There are a few things about environment protection that are not taught in schools and textbooks. The younger generation must know about our roles and responsibilities towards nature and its bounty. For instance, we should know what should be our responsibility when a wild elephant strays into the city.
�Similarly, we should be able to recognise the birds and biodiversity around us. Through the workshop, an attempt will be made to bring in the experts to impart basic knowledge of environment conservation,� the organisers said.
Students from class VI to class XII and above can participate in the workshop, which does not have any entry fee. Activities of the workshop would include basic knowledge of bird-watching, environment protection, conservation of nature and wildlife and protecting biodiversity.
A documentary based on nature conservation will also be screened. There will also be special discount on sale of books on environment, nature and wildlife.
The organisers have requested different schools and educational institutions to send the names of at least 10 students each, and to collect the entry forms from the office of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, Guwahati; Jyoti Chitraban, Kahilipara; Bhabani Books and Gifts, Panbazar; and JB�s, Christian Basti.
The Seujyatra project of the Asam Sahitya Sabha was launched in 2018. Under the project, a number of activities has been conducted across the state, including creating public opinion for environment conservation, publishing and promoting books on wildlife conservation, helping the State government in conservation activities, and raising voices for protecting the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved forests of the State.