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Competitions mark International Earth Day in State

By Usha Mirror Updated: Apr 23, 2017 12:07 am
DPS Earth Day
Meyipokyim Aier, Chairman of Nagaland State Pollution Control Board, planting a tree to mark the Earth Day in DPS premises on April 22.


Dimapur, April 22 (EMN): Schools and organisations across different part of the State observed the International Earth Day by organising various literary competitions and other activities to mark the day.

Earth Day was celebrated at Pangti community hall by three Eco Clubs under the aegis of the Nagaland Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Trust. The clubs namely Eni Num Eco-Club in Pangti, Vungi Eco-club, Sungro and Yakpo Eco Club in Okotso were established since 2013 following story of the slaughter of the migratory birds over the Doyang reservoir in Wokha disrict.

The day was observed on the theme “Nature has made nothing in vain, but our cruelness makes it vain.”

The programme was chaired by Longshibemo Shitio, Educator of Okotso Eco-club, while the invocation was pronounced by Bijamo Yanthan, Associate Pastor of Baptist Church Pangti. The Associate pastor also encouraged the children by telling that caring for the earth and creation was a biblical mission, adding messing with nature could bring about disastrous consequences.

ECO Club Wokha
Eco Club members posing for a group photo on the occasion of Earth Day in Pangti, Wokha district.

Eninum Eco Club presented a skit depicting on the extinction of birds and its impact on the environment. They also enacted a mime “Who am I.”

The significance of Earth day was narrated by Janbemo N Odyuo, Educator of Vungi Eco-club.

In a similar programme, Delhi Public School, Dimapur, celebrated Earth Day on the theme “Environmental and climate literacy” on April 22.

The day was observed to demonstrate support for environmental protection and to empower students with knowledge that will inspire action in defense of environmental threat.

Besides the plethora of activities such as cultural programme, tree-plantation, procession, literary and art competitions, DPS Dimapur organised the 1st Inter School Cross Country Race (A 4km run from Green Park junction 5th Mile to DPS Campus).

Altogether 264 participants representing 8 schools from Dimapur took part in the event. Letginlun Hangsing of Greenwood Higher Secondary School emerged as the champion followed by Nipuka Swu of Carmel Higher Secondary School and Huka Achumi of Hollotoli School in the second and third positions respectively.

Meyipokyim Aier, Chairman of Nagaland State Pollution Control Board, flagged off the race at 6 a.m. and also graced the prize distribution ceremony as the chief guest. He also interacted with the students drawing attention to environmental concerns and called upon the students to act and become a global citizenry by embracing an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Immanuel College
Students of Immanuel College planting new saplings in the college campus on the occasion of Earth Day.

Immanuel College also celebrated the Earth Day organised by the Eco Club. During a formal programme, students were enlightened on the theme “Environmental and climate literacy.”

Troops of 36 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 6 Sector Assam Rifles observed World Earth Day at All Saints Senior Secondary School, Peren.

To mark the occasion, various activities such as posters making and essay writing competitions were organised for students. The event was followed by an awareness lecture on topic ‘Preserve Earth’ and prize distribution ceremony which was attended by an approximately 150 students and school staff.

The school staff and parents have appreciated the Assam Rifles for conducting the event.

By Usha Mirror Updated: Apr 23, 2017 12:07:49 am
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