Dimapur, June 5: Along with the rest of the world, the World Environment Day was observed across Nagaland on Friday with planting of trees marking the occasion.
Kohima: Coinciding with the World Environment Day, the Nagaland Empowerment of People through Economic Develop (NEPED) Kohima in collaboration with the Nagaland Community Conservation Area Forum (NCCAF) donated wild vegetables to the Kohima District administration on June 5.
Team Leader NEPED & Commissioner & Secretary, K. Libanthung Lotha stated that the donation was to showcase the important role played by the community having the Community Conservation Areas (CCAs) across Nagaland.
The Team Leader stated that the World Environment Day is celebrated on the theme “Time for Nature” with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on earth and human development. “Despite all benefits that our nature gives us, we still mistreat and misuse it too. That is why we need to observed it in a befiting manner to create awareness among all of us”.
Keeping this in line, the NEPED and NCCAF celebrated the day to create awareness through the donation of wild vegetables that is in CCA’s the rich biodiversity in Nagaland. “When we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports human life,” he said.
Wokha: Wokha district celebrated World Environment Day at DC’s Public Park on June 5 on the theme “Biodiversity” organized by Wokha Forest Division and Doyang Plantation Division.
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha OrenthungLotha said it is very encouraging to see young people taking active part and participating during such events and urged them to be the agents of change in spreading awareness in preserving and conserving our environment.
Superintended of Police, Wokha, Imtitoshi said our forest is very rich with so many varieties of plants and vegetation which are not found in other parts of the county but lamented that those plants are disappearing rapidly from our forest due to deforestation and called for community participation in conserving our forest.
The function was chaired by RFO Baghty Range, Lansothung Lotha, while DFO Doyang, Chisayi, IFS delivered the key note address. The programme ended with planting of trees at the DC’s public park.
Mokokchung: In commemoration of World Environment Day 2020 a programme was held at District Forest Office, Mokokchung. Mokokchung Forest Department theme on the occasion was “Restoring forest, conservation and livelihood” with an initiative “Adopt a tree”.
Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Limawabang Jamir said we need individual and community participation to conserve our environment in a way to create an equilibrium which will enable nature to restore back the human exploitations on environment. Appreciating the initiative “To adopt a tree” taken up the Forest Department, he said the best time to plant a tree is 20 years back and the second best is today and called upon all to contribute back to nature in our own small ways.
Superintendent of Police Mokokchung, Vishal IPS and Chairman Marepkong ward spoke on the need to conserve our environment. The programme was chaired by District Forest Officer Dr.Sentitula IFS.
On the occasion the Department distributed plant saplings to all the Heads of Offices (HoDs) under Mokokchung District, to be planted and adopted by the HoDs.
Kiphire: Kiphire Town Council (KTC) along with various NGOs and ward chairman in collaboration with the District administration celebrated World Environment Day at Deluxe point Kiphire on June 5.
Deputy Commissioner, Sarita Yadav, IAS stated that Nagaland is a gifted with so many things like beautiful landscape, water, river, forest etc but we are destroying all the beauty of the nature by cutting down more and more trees and plants which leads to landslide and soil erosion. She urged all the leaders to plant more trees for the next generation because we never know what is going to happen in days to come.
She also mentioned that the locust attacks across Africa and India and the corona virus pandemic, all these calamities act as a reminder that human health is linked to the planet’s health.
Later plantation of trees along the road side were planted within the town of Kiphire.
Zunheboto: World Environment Day celebrated at Satakha on June 5. The programme was chaired by EAC Satakha, Saku Chang. Keynote address was given by T.L Kiusumong Tikhir, ADC Satakha. Heads of Offices, GBs and other stakeholders attended the program. The day was marked by a plantation drive in respective offices, colonies and churches etc.
Longleng: Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA), Longleng observed the World Environment Day 2020 coinciding with the annual activities of ‘Green Mission Day ‘ of the association by taking up massive plantation drive in the district by PBCA volunteers and various organization and agencies of the district.
In his message to the people, Executive Secretary of the PBCA Tialemba Phom called upon all the responsible citizens to protect, safe and care for mother nature and the environment from destruction. He lauded the DFO Longleng Biezo Soukhrie, IFS and his staff for providing saplings towards PBCA’s Green Mission initiative.
Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK), Longleng along with district administration and District Task Force BBBP also initiated new mission called “Tree For Daughters ” to mark the World Environment Day 2020. Under the mission the MSK will be planting trees every month in every ward to celebrate the birth of girl child starting from today. The activities of the “Tree For Daughter’s Mission “will be carried out under the MSK Longleng. They planted trees covering every ward of Longleng Town.
District Administration Longleng led by Deputy Commissioner and Buranamsang Students Union in collaboration with Namsang EAC circle under Tamlu sub-division also observed world environment day by planting trees. The District Executive Force (DEF) Longleng and Yingli College also observed world environment day by carrying out plantation drive.
Noklak: World Environment Day 2020 was observed at Noklak Town under the theme ‘Conserve Biodiversity’ which was organized by 45 Assam Rifle, Noklak A Coy.
Speaking on the occasion, Major Anuj Mahant stated that the region has rich biodiversity and urged the people to continue to conserve the biodiversity and also advised all to plant trees. Taking the initiatives of the occasion, he gave his sincere appreciation to Khiamniungan Menyiu Hoikam (KMH), Adora Children home and all the well-wishers for participating and making the World Environment Day 2020 occasion a remarkable and successful.
With a few participants, plantation drive and programme was carried out maintaining social distancing along with all the precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major Anuj Mahant also presented gifts to all the participants of Adora Children home during the short programme held at Assam Rifle camp Noklak.
Earlier, the participants march in the main town as an awareness on Environment Day holding banners.
MTLT: Along with the rest of the world, the Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) in collaboration with The Treehouse (educational institution) observed the World Environment Day (WED) by planting trees in and around Mokokchung town on Friday on the theme ‘Biodiversity – It’s time for nature’.
The WED tree planting drive was actively initiated by the MTLT grievances cell convener Aolong Imchen and The Treehouse proprietor Arenla Lemtur. 30 volunteers actively participated in the plantation drive.
On the occasion, the first tree was symbolically planted by the Mokokchung DC Limawapang Longkumer at the Deputy Commissioner Office complex. Thereafter, the MTLT and The Treehouse volunteers planted trees at the IMDH (district hospital complex), the district jail, P. Shilu Ao Park, the Mokokchung town park, the Mission Compound, Aongza Ward, BOC, Sungkomen ward and the Urban Health Centre, Yimyu ward. The tree saplings were provided by the District Forest Office, Mokokchung.
GMS Zapami: Government Middle School Zapami village and Eco Club under Phek district observed World Environment Day 2020 today by planting fruit trees in the school compound participated by the teachers led by Neikolo Khutso head teacher and students .
They planted fruit trees such as pear, persimmon and water plum.
They also planted monkey bean tree and coffee in the school compound.
While briefing the students, Neikolo talked on the importance of tree plantation and urged the students take care of the tree planted by them.
They all maintained SOP on COVID- 19 guidelines while carrying out the activity.
SSN: Samagra Shiksha Nagaland staff today observed World Environment Day 2020 here.
Led by Dr.Kevizakie Rio, Joint Mission Director, the staff carried out cleanliness drive at the Directorate of School Education. They planted flowers and fruit trees in the Directorate compound.
GHSS Kohima: Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire GHSS, Seikhazou, Kohima and Eco Club members today observed World Environment Day by carrying out plantation of orange saplings and ornamental flowers in the school compound.
School Principal, Dr. Bijano Murry and vice principal Rose Chishi Kenye along with few students and staff of the school took part in plantation of saplings while maintaining the SOP guidelines.
Meanwhile, the school authority also directed students to carry out plantation of fruit trees and saplings in and around their respective homes.
TVSU: As the nations of the world focuses towards their battle against Covid-19, let us also not forget that there are other responsibilities to focus upon. With the generous contribution of 300 tree saplings from the Forest Department, Dimapur, the Tenyiphe 2 Village Students Union along with its Youth Organisation body (TYO) celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ on 5th of June, 2020 by organising a mass plantation of the saplings.
SMHSS: Students of St. Mary’s Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur observed World Environment Day on 5th June, 2020 by planting trees and made various drawings about the day in their own respective homes guided by their family members.
ABC, ACS: Hundreds of saplings were planted in commemoration of the world environment day by the special guests of Quarantine centers in Dimapur govt college today. The centres are managing collectively by Dimapur based Ao Baptist Churches and Ao Civil Socities
The saplings were made available by the Divisional Forest Officer Dimapur.
(Page News Service)