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World Environment Day observed in Hailakandi district

World Environment Day observed in Hailakandi district

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Hailakandi, June 5, 2019:

Hailakandi geared up to contribute its mite to nature as it celebrated World Environment Day on Wednesday with several organizations pitching in to make it a greener place.

Personnel of the Divisional Forest Office undertook a plantation drive across the district. Additional Deputy Commissioner, EL Faihriem kicked off the initiative by planting the first sapling. The department distributed saplings free of cost to people.

“Through this initiative, we aim to increase plant cover by giving away the saplings that require little special maintenance. They need to be watered just twice a day, after sunrise and sunset, and were predominantly shade-bearing trees, which are the need of the hour in urban areas,” said a forest official.

District Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sekhar Ranjan Deb, Secretary, The Greens, Kshitish Ranjan Paul, Commissioner, Hailakandi Municipal Board, Arun Das, eminent citizens and employees of DC's establishment took part in the drive.

The day was also observed in local head offices with the planting of saplings by officials and employees. The district administration had asked all the district heads of different departments to observe the day in a befitting manner.

The plantation was carried out in the premises of SK Roy Civil Hospital by the Superintendent and the health functionaries and also in Children's Park on the occasion.

Schools and educational institutions across the district also observed the day by planting saplings and highlighted the importance of reducing pollution to make the earth greener and cleaner. Quiz and debate competitions and cleanliness programme were held on the occasion.

Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha said the need for a green, clean and healthy environment for the physical and mental well-being of the students was underscored in the awareness meetings.

It was observed in the anchalik and gaon panchayats and in areas under the five development blocks of the district.

This year's theme is 'beat the air pollution' with the importance of harnessing green power, especially renewal energy was highlighted, and to instill the importance of recycling and carbon reduction.

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