GUWAHATI: The PAN KVMaligaon Alumni Association (PAN-KVMAA) initiated Plantation Drive Activity under the title "Seeds of Future – Plant a tree, get oxygen free", with the intention to generate awareness towards climate change and find ways to combat it through a plantation drive today in the premises of Kendriya Vidyalaya, NFR Maligaon, says a press release..
The association plans to take this activity forward with regular such plantation activities round the year within city of Guwahati.
Varun Mitra, Deputy Commissioner, KVSRO, Guwahati, graced the occasion alongside Garima Sodhi, Deputy Chief Personal Officer, N.F. Railway, Maligaon; and encouraged the activity by planting saplings in the school.
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Maligaon is a prestigious school under Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Ministry of Education and is presently headed by R.K. Das, Principal.
Speaking on the occasion, Varun Mitra said, "It is a great experience to visit Kendriya Vidyalaya, Maligaon and to witness how the Alumni Association is active to bring in positive changes in the society as well as in the school. The current Covid situation has taught us the significance of nature. It is our moral obligation to preserve nature for the future generation. Plantation is the most important activity in nature prevention. Human beings should realize that trees can survive without them but they cannot survive without trees".
Taking the thought forward, Angshuman Dey, president of the PAN-KVMAA emphasized the need to be more environment friendly. He said, "Cutting of trees on pretext of road construction and other infrastructure development is the root cause of global warming resulting in climate change and that is why we are facing such extreme climate changes. It is time that we think and act towards fundamental transformation in all aspects of society; starting with plantation of trees that maintain the Earth's ecosystem and generates oxygen that is vital for life sustenance on this planet".
Emphasizing the importance of sustainable living, Ruma Chakraborty, Secretary, PAN-KVMAA said, "Having a sustainable lifestyle can offset climate change and reduce environmental damage. We should stop usage of plastic, protect wildlife, use water wisely, support local produce and have organic food, reuse and recycle and grow our own plants and vegetables".
Adding to these thoughts, Sumita Chanda, Treasurer, PAN-KVMAA commented, "We have already seen the wrath of Covid and the importance of Oxygen in our lives. So, if we want to live on this planet, we need to grow more and more trees and adopt a sustainable lifestyle".
PAN-KVMAA is a non-profit society, registered on June 1, 2018 under the "Societies Registration Act of India". It aims at bringing about positive changes towards the School, support its past alumni; and also contribute towards the society at large.