FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Jorhat, June 8: World Environment Day was observed at Meleng Balijan area in Jorhat recently with a day-long programme. The programme was organized by a child care project ‘Bridge of Hope, Meleng project’ at its school premises.
The programme started with an opening prayer by Philimon Soy followed by welcome speech and introduction by Punya Prabha Ray. The children of Bridge of Hope performed an action song in the open session which was chaired by Krish Kanta Dulakasharia. The programme was attended by Dr. Rajib Kr. Kalita, scientist of Rain Forest Research Institute, Dr. N. Ravi, scientist RFRI and jourlist Devajit Baruah.
In his speech Dr. Rajib Kr. Kalita said that due to rampant destruction of forest lands and cutting of trees in order to ensure so-called development, the world was facing a serious ecological problem and it was the need of the hour to find a solution of this critical problem. “I feel it is the need of the hour that we should find a solution to sustain ecological balance. We want development but we should keep it in our mind that we will have to leave a better earth for the upcoming generation,” he said.
In his speech, Devajit Baruah said, “I think the government should take a fruitful step to ensure ecological balance on the earth. I also believe that important research work under the patronization of the Central Government will help find a solution for sustaible ecological development on the earth. I request the department concerned to take immediate steps for Assam as well as the north-eastern region because due to the continuous development projects the ecology has been affected badly.”
The students of Bridge of Hope took out an environment awareness rally in the area. Children of the school also performed street play.