MEGHALAYA NEWS

Legal body of WJH celebrates WED

Shillong, June 6: As part of the World Environment Day celebration, the office of the District Legal Service Authority, West Jaintia Hills, in collaboration with the Fishery department and the Forest department (Territorial Division), West Jaintia Hills, had taken the initiative to clean up the Nan Kasari Park in Jowai of the accumulated garbage. DS Marbaniang, secretary DLSA said the main focus for taking up the cleaning drive was to bring back the original status  of the park to add beauty to the town. He also said that the cleanliness drive was to impart awareness on keeping public places clean. This has been stated in a press communiqué. Earlier, a short progrmme was held at Dorbar Shnong, chaired by DS Marbaniang. The speakers E Kharumnuid, District & Session Judge, West Jaintia Hills, DH Pde, officer in-charge Traffic branch, Jowai and F Passah, Ranger, Jowai range and W Surong, advocate stressed on the need to do away with plastic polythene bags and pet bottles which is the main cause of destruction of the environment. Later, students of several schools took part in an awareness March from Khimusniang PHE to Nan Kasari Park carrying placards with messages to reduce the use of plastics. The students also took part in planting tree saplings and collecting plastics thrown on the road side, the release added.