Saturday, December 9, 2023

Plantation drive, various activities mark ‘Earth Day’

Education institutions across the state observed the “Earth Day” where students actively participated in various programmes organized to mark the day.
It may be noted that Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. The day is celebrated on April 22 in the United States and on either April 22 or the day the spring equinox occurs throughout the rest of the world.
NU Lumami: Nagaland University and all campuses observed “Earth Day” at Nagaland University Headquarter Lumami.
To mark the day, painting competition and plantation drive was conducted on the theme.
At Rajiv Gandhi Park Nagaland University Lumami, vice-chancellor, Prof. Jagadish K. Patnaik graced the day as the chief patron.
The vice chancellor also led the plantation drive where tree saplings of various varieties such as Golden Trumpet, Spanish Cherry, Pine, Rain Tree, Burmese grape and Hog Plum were planted. Some of the tree saplings were provided to the University for the plantation drive by Forest department, Mokokchung.
NU Kohima campus: Nagaland University, Kohima campus, Merima in partnership with department of Forest, Environment and Climate Change observed the “Earth Day 2023” under the theme, “Invest in our planet” by organising plantation drive across the campus.
Deputy Conservator of Forest, department of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Enyiwekha Wezah spoke on the theme and encouraged the gathering to reduce waste and use of plastic items.
Forest Ranger, Kohima, Keneikrul Noswe encouraged the gathering to carry out the plantation drive and informed that 4000 saplings of silver Oak, Bottle brush, wild apple etc were to be planted. (Correspondent)
KSC: Department of Geography, Kohima Science College, Jotsoma too joined others to celebrate the World Earth Day 2023
On the occasion, Head of Department Geography, Rongdensungla Longkumer in her keynote address emphasized the need to address urgent environmental challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and waste reduction in order to secure a better future for the planet.
She also urged the students to make an effort to reduce carbon footprint, be environmentally aware and make conscious decision for a sustainable, resilient future.
Earlier, welcome address was delivered by assistant professor, Shevito Theyo, and assistant professor, Dr. Sakhoveyi Lohe in his introductory remark briefed on World Earth Day celebration and its importance. A total of 120 students participated by turning off non-essential lights and appliances towards investing in planet and reducing the carbon footprint. To bring awareness amongst the students, group activities like Cleanliness drive, energy conservation and plantation drive were carried out at the college premises.
MHBHSS: Ministers’ Hill Baptist Higher Secondary School (MHBHSS), Kohima celebrated “Earth Day” on April 20 at the school premises.
In a press release, MHBHSS principal Jongshijiba Ozukum informed that various activities were conducted for different classes to raise awareness on environment.
To mark the day, cleanliness drive was initiated and a “Clean your classroom” initiative was carried out by the students. Activities such as paining competition on the theme, “Save the earth”, seminar on the topic- Pollution and Deforestation” were also conducted. Students also took the pledge to keep the environment clean.
SCC: Science Stream of Sao Chang College (SCC) observed the day where the principal of the college, Dr. Vitsosie Vupru highlighted on the significant of the day.
To mark the day, 20 numbers of fruit saplings (Nectarine and Apple) were distributed to students and Green Initiative Committee of the college also planted six saplings of Nectarine and Apples in the college campus.
MITE: Modern Institute of Teacher Education (MITE), Kohima observed World Earth Day on April 21 in collaboration with State Silviculturist, Silviculture division, Kohima. The theme for “World Earth Day” 2023 was ‘Invest in our Planet’ organized by the Ecological Club and Current Event Club. To mark the day, faculty, teachers and students planted tree saplings provided by Silviculture, in the college. After the plantation, a cleanliness drive was also conducted from MITE to Poterlane Colony and AG Colony areas.
AIDA-SBI Gram Seva: ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) – Don Bosco, implementing SBI Foundation Gram Seva programme in Dimapur, celebrated Earth Day by distributing varieties of fruit tree and shady tree saplings to the five adopted villages – Khriezephe, Diezephe, Urra, Bade and Tsithrongse.
SJU: To commemorate “Earth Day”, Department of History, in collaboration with Institution’s Innovation Council, St. Joseph University (SJU), organized a poster competition on the theme, “Invest in our Planet” held at room no 1419.
The programme was hosted by Dr. Lanuchila Changkiri, IIC member, followed by invocation by Veyoyi Soho, UG IV SEM.
Dr. Lanuchila Changkiri emphasized the significance of day and the reasons why it was observed worldwide.


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