Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Top priority to conserve environment and save the planet: Gov Ganesan

As environmental issues like climate change, deforestation and pollution were affecting everyone in their daily lives, governor La Ganesan urged people to conserve environment and treat it as top priority to save the planet.
Speaking at a function held at Dr Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima on Monday to commemorate the World Environment Day on the theme “Solution to Plastic pollution”, Ganesan reminded the citizens that the world’s action on plastic pollution was the need of the hour. He said the world was overwhelmed by production of plastic and using it more than it could be recycled.
He pointed out that most of the plastic ended up in the environment, causing hazardous effects to humans, animals and nature.
Hence, he urged people to reduce the use of plastic in their daily lives and reuse as much as possible. He stressed that it was important to educate everyone around about the harmful effects of plastic and collectively eradicate plastic pollution.
The governor congratulated Kohima divisional forest officer (DFO) Raj Kumar M and his team for the initiative of “”. He observed that it was an innovative green initiative that had the potential in not just increasing tree cover in the 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.
Ganesan also launched the website Clicktoplant and unveiled “Nino” mascot. He also gave away prizes to winners of the oratorical contest for school students on the occasion.
The first prize was bagged by class 3 student Vimeyono from Corragio School, Kohima, while the second and third prizes were awarded to class 10 student Kelhouvinuo Caroline Rutsa from Living tree School, Tseiepugei and class 5 student Duve Khamo from Rev Dr Neiliezhu Usuo Memorial School respectively.
The Kohima DFO gave a short speech at the programme, which was also attended by EMC chairman Touphema, officers and staff of Raj Bhavan, and students and teachers from GHS Forest Colony, Kohima.
The programme was compered by JSO Banua Koza, while welcome address was delivered by Kohima assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Dr Sevono Seletsu and the vote of thanks was pronounced by RFO V Mato Koso.
The governor also planted a Ginkgo Biloba tree at Raj Bhavan after the function. This was stated in a statement issued by PRO, Raj Bhavan.



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