BISWANATH CHARIALI: Scientific Temperament, a leading science society of Biswanath Chariali, organized a national-level quiz competition in line with World Environment Day on Saturday.
Secretary Anshuman Hazarika delivered the welcome speech. Ripunjay Bordoloi, a teacher of Chengamari High School, spoke online on the theme of 'Restoring Ecology'. He explained in details about the erosion of the ecosystem and the need for an environmental university to restore it. Besides, the establishment of institutions like Science Village and Ecotarium will help in keeping the ecosystem healthy and strong in the near future, he added. Hundreds of students from different parts of India took part in the programme. The quiz competition was conducted by science writer Dr Sangeeta Baruah, astronomy activist Nabadweep Saikia and Ripunjay Bordoloi.
Samagra Siksha, Biswanath organized an online quiz competition among the students and teachers of Biswanath district in association with Bharati Foundation on the occasion of World Environment Day. Chariali Adarsha Vidyapith planted medicinal saplings in the school campus. TK Engineering Consortium Private Limited planted around 200 saplings at Nasbor, Bedeti in which company officials were present. Samiran Tea Industry also carried out a plantation drive at Pabhoi Road here in the presence of Biswanath MLA Pramod Borthakur, senior scribes Niranjan Hazarika, Basanta Borah and others.
GOLAGHAT: The 142 Bn CRPF celebrated World Environment Day on Saturday at the headquarter premises, Jonaki Nagar, Golaghat, Assam-Nagaland bordering area of DAB (Disputed area belt), 'C' Sector Uriamghat and 'D' Sector, Merapani and planted 450 saplings.
Manvender Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat, Neraj Kumar Singh, Second-in-command (Commandant in charge), Pappu Gogoi, (Border Magistrate), Merapani, started the tree plantation and emphasized about the importance of World Environment Day and called upon all the officers and jawans to plant more and more trees and to keep the surrounding areas clean and plastic free.
KALAIGAON: Along with the rest of Assam, World Environment Day was observed across Kalaigaon. A sapling plantation programme was undertaken in the campus of Kalaigaon College under the initiative of professor of Kalaigaon College, Nikita Dutt. The plantation programme was inaugurated by Gautam Sarma, editor of a journal named Amar Dwaram. Arabinda Das, Principal of Kalaigaon College, spoke about the significance of the day. Several noted persons like Kamal Prashad Sharma, Madhurjya Sharma and folk singer Dipanjali Saharia took part in this programme.
MORIGAON: World Environment Day was celebrated by the members of Jeeban Jeuti Krishak Sangha (JJKS) on the bank of the Charon Beel on Saturday. President of JJKS, Tulsi Deka appealed to people to use vehicles only when necessary and to go to office by cycle or on foot. Nature lover Hitesh Sarma and social worker Deban Das were felicitated on the occasion. Invited guests were also felicitated with a traditional gamusa. Saplings of various species of trees were distributed.
UDALGURI: The Maradhansiri Yuvak Sangha and Library observed World Environment Day by carrying out a plantation drive in the village. The organization also organized an essay-writing competition among the school children on environment. The members of Yuvak Sangha motivated people of the area to take up plantation in order to save the environment, Mahendra Bhetuwal, the secretary of the Maradhansiri Yuvak Sangha and Library stated.
SARUPATHAR: MLA Biswajit Phukan of 94-Sarupathar LAC led the initiative to plant 16,000 saplings in the Sarupathar Red Cross Society campus, in Sarupathar town, at Sarupathar HS School and many other places to mark World Environment Day on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Phukan said, "World Environment Day should not be confined to just one day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come up with various schemes to protect our environment."
TINSUKIA: World Environment Day was observed in Tinsukia primarily with plantation programme by a number of organizations while adhering to COVID protocol.
Borguri branch under Tinsukia Regional Students' Union (TRSU) planted saplings at the premises of Janata College. The ceremonial plantation was done by i/c Principal Rathindra Nath Pathak in presence of Udip Borpatra and Nayan Jyoti Bezbaruah, president and secretary of TRSU, Jitul Dutta and Dipakar Kachari, president and secretary of Borguri branch of TRSU.
The Sampriti Sports Academy of Laipuli carried out extensive plantation programme at Captanchuk LP School, Dimruguri and Laipuli Indira Gandhi High School on the outskirts of Tinsukia where senior citizens of the locality like Luhit Gogoi, writer and teacher Amrit Rajkhowa and others planted saplings. The programme was initiated by Sirshajyoti Neog, president of Sampriti Sports Academy.
DHUBRI: Dr. Pannalal Oswal Memorial Committee (Dr PLOMC) observed World Environment Day by planting seedlings and distributing COVID preventive materials in the area of ward no. 11 at Kalibari temple premises on Saturday. Plantation of seedlings of fruit bearing trees was carried along the walls of Dhubri River Road and also in temple premises. Further, after completion of plantation of seedlings, nearly 100 packets, each containing masks, Vitamin C and multivitamin tablets, Ayush Kwath, ORS packet, bathing and hand washing soaps, and washing powder were distributed amongst needy people of the area. On the occasion, a simple meeting was held observing all COVID-19 protocol, which was presided over by president of Dr PLOMC, J M Surana. Surana in his brief speech appealed to people of the area to plant fruit bearing trees and observe all COVID protocol.
Secretary general of Dr PLOMC, Bimal Oswal said that this was a slum area where awareness among people on coronavirus should be created so that people can take protection against this deadly virus. "Every year, we observe World Environment Day by planting seedlings and saplings with a view to save Mother Earth as we have already taken much from her and now it is time to return as much as possible," Oswal added.
DEMOW: Along with the rest of the State, Demow and its surrounding areas observed the World Environment Day by following COVID protocol on Saturday.
World Environment Day was observed in Demow Development Block Office. Arun Gogoi, Demow Block Development Officer (BDO), planted saplings in the campus of Demow Development Block Office and distributed saplings.
Under the instruction of State Tourism Minister and patronage of Sivasagar district administration and District Tourism Department, in collaboration with Social Forestry, Tourist Guide Association, Aaranyam, an NGO, local Gaon Panchayats president-secretary and local village people, sapling plantation drive was organized at Assam Tourism Complex, Rajmai, Sivasagar. Different saplings were planted. In the programme, Karmadev Brahma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Phyllis Hrangchal, Demow Circle Officer, Madhab Das, Tourist Information Officer, along with other dignitaries were present.
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