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Governor urges environment conservation

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DIMAPUR, JUNE 5: Governor of Nagaland La Ganesan today urged the people to conserve the environment and treat it as top priority to save the planet.
On the occasion of World Environment Day on the theme, “Solution to plastic pollution” observed at Dr Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhawan, the Governor said global environmental issues such as climate change, deforestation and pollution are affecting everyone in their daily lives.
The Governor said that World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to spread awareness about the environment and the need to conserve it.
Mentioning the World Environment Day theme, the Governor reminded to all citizens that the world’s actions on plastic pollution is the need of the hour. He stated that the world is overwhelmed by production of plastic and is using it more than it can recycle. Most of the plastic ends up in our environment causing hazardous effects to Humans, animals and nature, he added.
The Governor said that people should reduce the use of plastic in their daily lives and called upon each and everyone to reuse as much as possible and also apprised them to recycle the plastic wastes that are generated.
He said the most important is to educate oneself and people around us about the harmful effects of plastic and to collectively eradicate plastic pollution.
The Governor congratulated DFO, Kohima, and his team for the initiative of “Clicktoplant.com”. He said that it is an innovative green initiative which has the potential in not just increasing the tree cover of our country but also in generating livelihood opportunities for the communities.
He encouraged everyone to collectively make use of these green initiatives to free the world from plastic pollution
Earlier, the Governor launched the website “Clicktoplant” and unveiled ‘Nino’ the Mascot. The first online plantation was also done by the Governor during the programme.
The Governor also gave away prizes to winners of the oratorical contest for school students. The 1st Prize was bagged by a Class 3 student Vimeyono from Corragio School Kohima. The 2nd and 3rd were awarded to Class 10 student Kelhouvinuo Caroline Rutsa from Living Tree School, Tseiepugei and Class 5 student Duve Khamo , a student of Rev. Dr Neiliezhu Usuo Memorial School respectively.
DFO Kohima Raj Kumar M, IFS, also gave a short speech during the programme. The programme was also attended by Chairman, EMC, Touphema, as well as students and teachers of GHS Forest colony, Kohima. The Compere of the programme was JSO Banua Koza while welcome address was delivered by ACF, Kohima, Dr. Sevono Seletsu.
The Vote of Thanks was pronounced by RFO V Mato Koso.
The Governor planted a Ginkgo Bilabo tree in Raj Bhavan after the formal programme to mark the occasion.
(Page News Service)

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