Wednesday, May 31, 2023

‘International Day of Forests’ observed

With an objective to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, Nagaland joined the world Tuesday in celebrating “International Day of Forests” under 2023 theme, “Forests and health.”
ATMA Zunheboto: Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Zunheboto celebrated “International Day of Forests” at DSCO office, Zunheboto.
At the programme, an introduction was given by PD DSCO, Hetoho Swu, wherein the history and origin of “International Day of Forest”, and the importance and the impact of forest and the need to preserve forest was briefly discussed.
Resource person, ATM Ghathashi block, Kerilhoulie Rulu gave a presentation on promotion of bamboo plantation and carbon sequestration in agricultural systems.
He explained the uses of bamboo in daily lives since time immemorial and its importance in the economy and emphasis on the promotion of bamboo plantation. The practical aspect to carbon farming was also explained and a short video clip on carbon farming was shown.
The programme chaired by BTM Suruhuto Block, Livika K. Zhimomi, saw the participation of farmers’ friend and progressive from Zunheboto block.
SCC Tuensang: Sao Chang College, Tuensang celebrated “International Day of Forests” and “World Poetry Day” Tuesday in two separate programmes organised by the Ministerial Staff of Sao Chang College and Department of English respectively.
Speaking at the “International Day of Forests” as resource person, assistant mechanical engineer, PWD (Mechanical), Tuensang, Er. Nabum Tonbou Chang said the educated youths should realize the evil effects of deforestation and should assist in preserving the forests and leave a “rich legacy” for their future generation.
The programme was chaired by, UDA Chongkilemla Chang; welcome address was delivered by vice-principal, SCC, Longtichang Tzudir and vote of thanks by the Senior Head Assistant(H/A), Sashi Jamir.
In a separate programme, Department of English celebrated “World Poetry Day”, wherein associate professor, Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh briefed the gathering about the significance of “World Poetry Day” and concluded his talk with a recitation of his original poem.
The programme was chaired by assistant professor, Takum Chang, vote of thanks was delivered by assistant professor and organising secretary, World Poetry Day open poetry writing competition, Dr. Soyimla Akum. An open poetry writing competition was also organised.

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