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Education institutions observe World Environment Day

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By EMN Updated: Jun 06, 2018 12:52 am
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Students of Euro International School Dimapur planting a tree sapling at the Dimapur Club premises at Midland in Dimapur.

Dimapur, June 5 (EMN): To commemorate the World Environment Day, schools and colleges across Nagaland conducted various activities on June 5 under the banner, “Beat plastic pollution.”
Basing on this year theme, Immanuel College of Dimapur observed the WED with Shumbenthung Odyuo, Assistant Professor as the theme speaker where he highlighted on the impact of plastic pollution on the environment. He spoke about how one can make changes in everyday life by reducing the effect of plastic pollution on environment, wildlife and our own health. The programme was followed by a cleanliness drive by the Eco club members of the college.Also, to mark the WED, MGM Higher Secondary School of Dimapur staff and students conducted a cleanliness and plantation drive in Midland colony. The school also organised a drawing competition. A teacher and some students of the school also participated with Dimapur Life Challenge members to clean the City tower area.
The Gilgal High School Wokha observed WED at its school compound in Wokha where the headmistress spoke on the theme. She encouraged the students to stop using plastic and make the environment free from plastic pollution. Saplings were planted in and around the school campus to mark the event.

Students of St. Edmund Higher Secondary School cleaning and planting flowers around the campus as part of the World E nvironment Day.

The Mount Mary College Chumukedima also observed WED in Chumukedima. The programme was initiated by National Service Scheme (NSS) unit on the theme ‘beat plastic pollution.’
The NSS and Red Ribbon Club units of Mount Olive College observed WED by conducting social work and painting competition in Kohima. The NSS volunteers also performed a skit on awareness of environmental pollution.
The Eco club of Salesian College of Higher Education Dimapur also organised a massive tree plantation drive during the WED in Dimapur. More than 200 students participated in the plantation drive. Every student was given a sapling each and the places were allotted semester wise. The planting of the trees had dual purposes; to preserve the campus from soil erosion due to river flooding and to inculcate in the students the love for environment.

Students of Shepherd Montessori and High School Nuiland enacting a street play at the main traffic point at Nuiland in Dimapur to create awareness on plastic pollution. The schools took the street holding placards with messages to combat ill effects of plastic.

The Cistus School in Wokha also observed the WED with numerous activities in the school campus for the students. Assistant teacher presented a paper presentation on the ill effects of plastic and its pollution and how to minimise its usage and to control the level of pollution. During the day the students were taught on how to make paper bags. A debate about the WED theme was also organised among the ninth and tenth standard students. Some junior students also participated in an event organised by the 28th Assam Rifles where they planted saplings.

The National Service Scheme and Swachh Bharat unit of JN Aier College carrying out mass social work at Diphupar in Dimapur. Flex banners were also put up in various locations in and around the Diphupar jurisdiction.

The VB Infants’ Digital Home at Kevijau colony at Signal Basti in Dimapur also observed the event.
The Zisaji Presidency College in Kiphire also observed the event at the college campus with Neikrho Wezah, legal consultant, directorate of Higher Education as the Guest of Honour. Altogether, 175 trees were planted by National Cadet Corps and NSS volunteers of the college and took a pledge to keep the college campus green and pollution free.
The Hayiyan Elementary School, Hayiyan village, Wokha also observed the WED. The program was organised basically to encourage the young students to preserve their bio-diversity by protecting their forest through planting trees. To mark the event, planting of arica nut tree was initiated in the village areas.
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Phek and Government High School Porba also observed the WED event in Phek. During the programme, plantation of plant sapling was conducted in the school campus.
The Eco club of Government Middle School Trongar ‘A’ under Tuensang district observed the WED. The teacher-in-charge of Eco club highlighted the students on the importance of 4Rs—refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle—and encouraged the students to cut down the consumption of goods that contain excessive plastic packaging .The Eco club members also conducted poster campaign and cleanliness drive around school premises.
The Vidhya Bhawan School joined the rest of the world in observing the WED at K Kire colony at Kuda village in Dimapur. Activities such as plantation drive, poster campaign in various colonies covering the entire Kuda village, cleanliness drive in and around the school campus, extempore speech for class six and eight students, and painting competition for the senior students were also conducted to mark the event.
The Government Higher Secondary School Chozuba also observed the WED in Phek with the school students staging an environment day’s march at Chozuba town carrying placards and shouting slogans against plastic pollution. Later, a cleanliness drive was conducted across Chozuba town. The student volunteers also clean up the Chozuba health center and planted tree saplings in various locations.
Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School Dimapur organised WED programme in Dimapur by conducting various indoor activities to create awareness of environment and to create sustainable living without pollution formed by plastic and similar products. During the school assembly, students were made aware of the need of the celebration and the importance’s of WED by the Principal and faculty members. The senior students were initiated to take part in essay competition about ‘beat plastic pollution.’ Junior students were accommodated for painting and poster design competition and a group of junior students accompanied by their teachers conducted a clean-drive. They also planted tree saplings in different area of the school campus.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 06, 2018 12:52:31 am