JAMUGURIHAT: Padma Shri Jadav Payeng attended a plantation drive at Jamugurihat on Friday. The Forest Man of India attended the plantation drive organized by Jagaran Youth Club, an environment-friendly organization of Koch Gaon, Jamugurihat at Gandhi Pathar here.
After planting trees in the campus of Gandhi Pathar, Payeng said, "The world should observe seven days of lockdown every year to maintain the environmental balance of the earth." He said that instead of exhausting government funds in the name of observation of forest week or plantation drive, the government should encourage, motivate and teach school children to plant trees. He further added that students must be taught to plant and grow trees because trees would help in maintaining environmental balance and ecology in the days to come.
Talking to media persons here, he said, "The rate of rhino poaching in Kaziranga National Park has reduced in recent years because the educated youths living near the park are engaged in various jobs and environmental activities." Jagaran Youth Club has carried out various environment-friendly activities time and again.
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