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Mass plantation drive held across Nagaland


AYO begins “Plant for life” campaign
Kohima/Dimapur, June 4: The Angami Youth Organization (AYO) along with its constituent units – Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO), Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO), Western Angami Youth Organization (WAYO) and Chakhroma Youth Organization (CYO) today commenced “Plant for life” in commemoration of World Environment Day.
During the initiative, AYO with the support and cooperation of its four units planted more than 10,000 tree saplings suitable to the respective villages in 104 Angami villages.
Kicking off the campaign at its newly established office in Old Minister’s Hill, AYO president Kekhrie Pfukha said that thousands of tree saplings have been planted across 104 Angami villages.
This tree plantation was carried out in collaboration with all the village youth bodies and the department of forests and climate change, Nagaland, he said.
In the state capital Kohima, AYO officials conducted a short programme by planting trees around its office premises.
To protect the environment and to safeguard the future generation, AYO will continue to encourage and initiate more tree plantation drives in the coming days, he said.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by AYO general secretary Petevito Nakhro while AYO finance secretary Rocus Rino invoked blessing and AYO vice president Neisiezo Kuotsu proposed the vote of thanks.
In view of the World Environment Day celebration and as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Town Council Noklak, in collaboration with Ward union, district administration, district election office, community based organizations, schools and other departments, organized a mass plantation drive at Noklak on June 4.
Around 2000 saplings were planted in and around the town.
Meanwhile, the Indian Red Cross Society, Noklak branch, organized a programme to distribute sanitary pads to the women vendors of daily bazaar, Noklak town on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Superintendent of Police, Noklak, Dr. Pritpal Kaur, briefed on the menstrual hygiene, usage of sanitary pads/cloths, and how to dispose them.
Deputy Commissioner, Noklak Hiazu Meru, SP Noklak Dr. Pritpal Kaur, and Honorary Secretary IRCS, Noklak branch, W. Lachumong handed over the sanitary pads.
Chozuba Sub-Division under Phek district organized a tree plantation drive in commemoration of World Environment Day on June 4.
Students, government servants, and the public joined in the tree plantation drive. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Imokokla supervised the tree plantation in the office compound.
13 NAP (IR) Bn
In a run up to World Environment Day which falls on June 5, the 13 NAP (IR) BN carried out a tree plantation drive in an effort to augment and sustain the unit’s commitment towards environmental preservation and conservation efforts.
The plantation drive was carried out at the BN HQ by the officers, jawans ministerial staff, medical staff, families and children of 13 NAP(IR) BN on June 4.
Further, in an effort to stimulate change and in order to encourage school students and others to co-exist and thrive with nature in a sustainable manner, a tree plantation drive was also carried out through coordinated efforts under the initiative of Commandant, 12 NAP (IR) Bn, Ben Longkumer with the authorities and students of Rajeswari Karuna School, Tzudikong and Government High School, Yajang-C on June 4.
Amur Falcon Adventure Nagaland (AFAN), Wokha in collaboration with Doyang Beat, Wokha Forest Divison organised a plantation-cum-cleanliness drive at Doyang Resort Area on June 4 to commemorate the World Environment Day.
The team was accompanied by ‘After 20s’, a girl band from Wokha, while volunteers from Thiyillong village youth joined the plantation drive.
Around 250 tree saplings were planted at the Doyang resort area.
AFAN was formed in 2019 with a vision to promote tourism through various adventure activities.

On the theme “Only One Earth”, Sunrise Colony Council at Dimapur celebrated the World Environment Day by planting hundreds of neem and ornamental trees in the colony.
Leading up to World Environment Day on June 5, Entrepreneurs Associates has planted nearly 15,000 fruit tree saplings across the State through collaborations with 12 schools in Kohima and Dimapur, the office of the Kohima State Legal Services Authority, and Village Development Boards.
In Thetsumi Village, Phek District, EA in collaboration with the Village Development Board is engaging the community to plant 10,600 fruit trees to signify their commitment towards nurturing the ecosystem and healing ecological wounds afflicted by reckless damage to the environment. The village has committed to making the efforts of environmental protection a conscious and deliberate one and engaging the community as a whole.
Phek DPDB:
The Phek District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) today planted around 2 lakh tree saplings throughout the district during its “Mega Tree Plantation Drive” under the theme “One Person, One Tree” marking advance observation of World Environment Day.
Phek DPDB chairman Kezhienyi Khalo and NPF Legislature Party leader and UDA co-chairman Kuzholuzo Nienu flagged off the drive at Phek district Headquarter in the morning while the valedictory programme was held at mid-way of Phek-Pfutsero two-lane road near Khomi village.
Deputy Commissioner Phek and vice-chairman DPDB Phek Razouvolie Dozo informed that all the departments carried out the plantation on the road side while the 99 villages of the district also planted tree saplings numbering around 2 lakh in total.
Addressing the conclusion, Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Neiba Kronu lauded the DPDB Phek for initiating such drive and also appreciated all the concerned officers, NGOs and villagers for their active participation.
He called upon the people to take care of the planted trees for economic values.
Stating that Phek district is known for agricultural activities, he said “Our economy will not improve without agriculture.”
He said that Phek district has been declared as Kiwi district.
Kronu also stressed on the need to encourage the villagers for undertaking large scale plantation of fruit trees in the district.
“Everything can grow in the district,” he said and called upon the people to turn wasteland into horticulture zone.
National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, all the Village Councils, various NGOs and CSOs participated in the drive.
Pfuchatsumia Youth Organisation
The Pfuchatsumia Youth Organisation (PYO), Kohima observed the World Environment Day with plantation of 1500 Tree saplings from Keyake to Pesocha (Youth Mile Road) under the theme “Plant a Tree, Save the Earth”.
About 400 youths from P. Khel, Kohima Village participated in the event.
Chairman of P Khel Council Kelhousetuo Rutsa exhorted the youth during the program which started with Invocation prayer by Catechist, Christ the King Church, Kohima Ruokuovituo Robert Rutsa.
Sewanu Village, Tseminyu:
Sewanu village observed World Environment Day under the theme “plantations of tree, clean and green”. There was mass social work on plantations of Cherry, Ashoka and Bokal trees which was sponsored by Computer Engineer Halifax, Canada Nitilo Magh.
A release issued by VDB secretary Sewanu village Nthonwa Magh said that BDO RD Block Chunlikha Tiangro shared about the importance of environment while Tesophenyu Group Students’ Union president Wasenmo Magh and President of VDB association RD block Chunlikha Tisenmo Jemu shared on the importance on the protection of environment.
Village Council Chairman M. Robin Magh, GBs, women leaders, church workers and all the members of Sewanu village participate in the program.
(Page News Service)