Shillong: Several partner communities of the North-East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) on Wednesday united together to combat air pollution and celebrate World Environment Day across Meghalaya.
Mawmihthied LP School (East Khasi Hills) organized an agrobiodiversity (ABD) walk, in spite of the rainy weather, along with two knowledge holders of the village, for the students and teachers. They identified 36 varieties of wildflowers, wild edibles and medicinal plants. Robin Nongrum, headteacher of Mawmihthied LP School said, “These ABD walks help the children gather knowledge about their own environment as it is something that they are forgetting about these days at an alarming rate.” On the other hand, DombahRCUP School (West Khasi Hills) held a tree plantation drive, an essay competition on environment day, a drawing competition and a grow-my-crop competition. The grow-my-crop competition is an initiative of NESFAS where school children are assigned to grow crops, monitor and care for the plants till the time of harvest.
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