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World Environment Day celebrated with gaiety across State

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Tezpur, June 5: World Environment Day was celebrated with enthusiasm by various educational institutions, district administration in and around the Tezpur town. District Legal Services Authority, Sonitpur organized an awareness meeting and a plantation drive in the District Court premises, Tezpur to observe World Environment Day. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is Beat Plastic pollution. The programme was graced by Darak Ullah, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Sonitpur, Ramen Baruah, Additional District and Sessions Judge, FTC, Sonitpur, and others. Speaking on the occasion, MC Bordoloi, secretary of District Legal Services Authority, Sonitpur outlined the objective of the awareness programme and called upon the people to start their journey of making the Earth a cleaner and greener one from their very home. She also said that environment was an important aspect of one’s life. “It is our duty to protect and conserve our environment,” she said.

KALAIGAON: Bharat Swabhiman Patanjali Yoga Samiti observed World Environment Day on Tuesday in the Rupatal LP School campus in cooperation with the Kalaigaon unit Committee of All Assam Bengali Youth Student Federation (AABYSF). An open meeting was held in the school campus and this meeting was attended by students along with their teachers. Biraj Kr. Barua, Circle Officer of Kalaigaon revenue circle took part in this programme as chief guest. Addressing the meeting, Circle Officer Barua spoke about the significance of World Environment Day. After that, Barua planted saplings in the school campus. Madhurjya Prashad Sarma, Divisional Forest Officer of Udalguri, provided more than 100 saplings for plantation in Rupatal LP School campus on the occasion of World Environment Day.

TANGLA: World Environment Day was celebrated by the Orangajuli Tea Garden management, a unit of Goodricke Group Limited, in c-ordination with All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) and All Assam Tea Tribes Student Association (ATTSA) in the factory campus at Orangajuli in Udalguri on Tuesday. The programme began with an awareness rally taken out by students of Orangajuli Tea Garden LP School where students holding placards urged the ban on plastic to save the earth. A man dressed as a tree joined the rally and caught everyone’s attention. Earlier, the Deputy Manager of Orangajuli Tea Garden, Talat Ahmed inaugurated the rally. A plantation drive of saplings was also carried out on the campus of Orangajuli Tea Garden LP School, which was led by Senior Assistant Manager, Indibor Gogoi.

DHUBRI: More than 4,000 tree saplings were planted in Agomoni, Gossaigaon, Tipkai, Basbari, Abhyapuri ,Gaurangnagar and Agomani Railway Station on the occasion of World Environment Day jointly by army, students and local people on Tuesday. With a view to bring about awareness on the importance of trees and demerits of deforestation, units of Red Horns Division joined hands with the students, teachers and local people across the three districts- Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar under the Unit Area of Responsibility to plant saplings of trees on Tuesday. Other activities for the day included talks and lectures by Army officers on harmful effects of deforestation and importance of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ at various venues and joint rallies by soldiers, students, teachers and local villagers were taken out at all venues.

KOKRAJHAR: World Environment Day was observed in different places of Kokrajhar district by various NGOs, societies, organizations and forest department. Various programmes were also conducted. The EM of Town and Country Planning, Sports and Youth Welfare, BTC, Doneswar Goyary planted saplings at the road side of Railway Crossing Flyover in Kokrajhar during a programme which was jointly organized by Kokrajhar district committee of Bodoland Students’ Union (BSU) and youth wing of BPF. The programme was also attended by secretary of Kokrajhar district BPF, Simson Mashahary, Executive Engineer of PWD, Jogmohan Basumatary and leaders of BSU.

Later, talking to reporters, the EM of BTC, Doneswar Goyary said global warming was increasing and it was very essential for all to plant more trees to save Mother Earth. He said World Environment Day was observed worldwide to save the shrinking forest cover and people of different countries had come forward to save nature by balancing the ecology.

Hailakandi: World Environment Day was observed in a befitting manner across Hailakandi district. The Hailakandi Forest Division organised a variety of activities, including sensitizing people, communities, students, youth and the society at large for protecting the unique and life-nurturing nature by saying no to plastic and sustaining a clean, green and healthy environment. Leading from the front, Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan urged the people for a cleaner, greener district. Khan planted sapling at SS College Road in Hailakandi town and was joined in by Superintendent of Police Mohneesh Mishra, District Development Commissioner, FR Laskar, Divisional Forest Officer NH Mazumder and other senior officials of the administration.

Following the Chief Minister’s directive, the administration created public awareness on ‘beat plastic pollution’ by splashing posters, banners and festoons across the district. “The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health,” said Khan. Planting of saplings was carried out in the office premises by the district heads and employees.

Biswanath Chariali: The World Environment Day was observed by several organizations in the Biswanath district, too with various programmes including plantation, competitions among students and awareness meets with the motto of “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The Biswanath district administration carried out plantation drive inside the campus of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. Assistant Conservator of Forest Biswajyoti Das dwelt at length upon the frightfulness of plastic pollution. The programme was attended by ADCs Parvej Amin and Parijat Bhuyan, Election Officer Abul Kalam, Biswanath Revenue Circle Officer Biswajit Saikia. Biswanath Sanmilita Yuva Mancha observed the day at the Officer’s Club, here with various programmes including painting competition, felicitation and unveiling of three statues of Chaulung Sukapha, Lachit Borphukan and Mahabir Chilarai.
DEMOW: In Demow the day was observed in Hem Chandra Borgohain Model English School on Tuesday. A cleanliness drive was done by the teaching staff and students in the school campus and after that Ranju Phukan, Principal of Hem Chandra Borgohain Model English School, planted saplings in the school campus. On the other hand, under the patronage of Demow Town Committee, World Environment Day was observed in Demow Town Committee. In the office of Demow Town Committee, Monuroma Morang, Demow Circle Officer planted saplings. After that an awareness meeting was organized in the office of Demow Town Committee on plastic ban where Ajay Kumar Gogoi, secretary of Demow Press Club, was present.