From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, November 13: In a significant initiative to conserve the wildlife and ture and to plant more trees, a group of 100 students from 12 high schools of Udalguri district recently took a vow to protect ture and wildlife along with plantation of more trees in their respective villages within the district of Udalguri.
The event took place at Kalaigaon Revenue Circle premises on November 12 in the concluding ceremony of ‘Gyan Jyoti Yatra’ sponsored by the Assam Government and supervised by Udalguri district administration. A total of 53 boys and 47 girls from various high schools of the district assembled at Kalaigaon completing a three-day educatiol tour to Guwahati. During the period, the students were given the opportunity to visit –IIT, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, State Museum, Planetarium, State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden, War Memorial at Dighali Pukhuri, Gauhati High Court, Deepor Beel and Sarusajai Stadium.
Additiol Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri, Dithaka nda Hazarika, while addressing the students at the concluding ceremony, asked the students to start loving and protecting ture and wildlife and to respect fellow human beings. Wildlife activist and media person Jayanta Kumar Das had an interactive session with the students. He highlighted the need for conservation of smaller animals and birds along with larger animals like wild elephants, rhinos and tigers. He spoke especially on the need to provide suitable atmosphere for insects, monitor lizards, honey bees, butterflies, skes, frogs and various avian species. All the students took a vow on the occasion that they would protect wildlife in their respective villages. They also promised to plant two tree saplings each in their respective houses and to nurse and love them as own brothers and sisters.
Noted Assamese actor Ravi Sarma also spoke a few words on the occasion requesting students to be good citizens and always to come forward to help the poor and needy.