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Environment week celebration concludes

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Shillong, June 8: With a view to create awareness among the students and residents of Mairang on the environmental degradation and needs of ecological balance, the office of the Block Development Officer, Mairang C&RD Block, organised the World Environment Week under the theme “Go Wild for Life”.

The three-day programme which was iugurated on June 6 concluded today. The programme included quiz competition, debate completion, slogan writing, painting competition, lecture and presentation on environment and extempore speech for school and college students.

On the day an awareness march was taken out from Tirot Sing Memorial College to Tirot Sing Ecological & Heritage Park. The programme was attended by Metbah Lyngdoh, local MLA, officials from various departments, head of institutions and students from over 15 schools. On the other hand, the District Administration, Williamgar, IBDLP and DSEO, Williamgar also observed the World Environment Week at Williamgar Government College, Williamgar today. Addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest, Deputy Commissioner, Williamgar CVD Diengdoh spoke on the importance of tural resources and the environment around them.