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Plantation drives mark World Environment Day across State

By EMN Updated: Jun 05, 2019 11:44 pm

Dimapur, June 5 (EMN): Along with the rest of the world, Nagaland observed the ‘World Environment Day’ on June 5 on the theme ‘Beat the air pollution’ by organising plantation drive and literary competitions among the students.

Horticulture Department:

Principal Secretary of Horticulture along with the DC Dimapur, Airport Director and others during the plantation drive at Dimapur Airport on World Environment Day.

To mark the ‘World Environment Day,’ department of Horticulture undertook a plantation drive at Dimapur Airport. More than 300 saplings of Indian Iron tree were planted along the road leading towards Dimapur Airport.
Principal Secretary of Horticulture, MK Mero, planted the first tree sapling followed by the Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Keveka Kevin Zehol, Director of Airport, M Zhimo, and others.
Director of Horticulture, Dr. Elithung Lotha, described Dimapur Airport as a focussed area, where visitors get to see Nagaland first hand. He informed that the trees planted would be nurtured by the department to ensure that the trees come up healthy.
Besides plantation drive, the team cleaned and picked all the non- biodegradable plastics along the road to make the place not only green but clean. Dr. Elithung assured that the department would continue to carry out such plantation drive in public places even in the near future.
Along with the Horticulture department, Airport Authority of India and other stakeholders including CISF, Indian oil, Bharat Petroleum, Indigo, Air India also participated in the plantation and cleanliness drive to celebrate World Environment Day.

Wokha Town Council:

ADC and WTC administrator along with members of Wokha Town Council and other participants during the plantation drive at Mount Tiyi.

Wokha Town Council (WTC) undertook afforestation drive on Mt. Tiyi, Wokha, on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’
Speaking at the flagging-off program, Additional Deputy Commissioner and WTC administrator, Andrew C Imti, informed that around one and half acres of land had already been cleared of weeds and vegetation and the ground dug on Saturday and Monday in preparation for the actual plantation drive.
He thanked the Forest department, led by DFO Wokha, Zuthonglo Patton, for the support and technical guidance provided by its forest staff, as well as for providing saplings from the nursery.
Chairman of Lotha Hoho, chairman of Wokha village council, and senior supervisor of Social Welfare department encouraged the gathering to care for the environment. The volunteers included staff of WTC, Forest guards, Wokha village leaders, Anganwadi workers, Adolescent girls club, youth from various town colonies etc amongst others. The pastor of Police Church blessed the gathering with a prayer before flagging off the event.

Woodland School:

NCC cadets and students of Woodland Higher Secondary School are seen during the plantation drive in the school campus on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’

The 25th NL (I) Coy NCC boys of Woodland Higher Secondary School with other students observed the ‘World Environment Day,’ by organising tree plantation drive in the school premises.
The programme began with a short speech delivered by the school’s vice principal, wherein he encouraged the students to plant more trees to beat air pollution. He stated that the amount of trees being cut down is much more than the trees being planted every year.
Later, NCC cadets and the students planted different types of tree saplings around the school compound and outside the school compound. The students also carried out cleanliness drive and cleaned up the school’s surrounding areas. More than 40 NCC boy cadets and 200 students participated in the programme.


Old Boys Association of Sainik School Imphal (OBASSI), Nagaland Chapter, in collaboration with CIHSR, Dimapur, conducted a clean-up and placement of waste bins at CIHSR on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’
Chief Engineer of PHED, Cadet Er. Y Tep, who attended the event as special alumnus guest, called upon the participants to join hands towards making a sustainable world. Reminding the quote “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” he urged not to focus only on the present and live for today, indulging in own immediate needs but to think about how current actions will affect the planet where the future generations will live on.

Members of Old Boys Association of Sainik School Imphal (OBASSI), Nagaland Chapter, planting tree sapling at CIHSR, Dimapur, on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’

He also stressed on the importance of curbing carbon emission and its serious consequences for human and its environment. Citing the example of Bhutan, which is the only carbon negative country in the world due to its massive tree coverage, he called to make every effort to reduce carbon emission and encouraged use of lesser pollutants for healthier environment.

Dimapur Government College:

Teachers, faculty and students of Dimapur Government College pose for a photograph after the plantation drive in the college premises on the occasion of the ‘World Environment Day.’

Dimapur Government College, in collaboration with DGC Alumni Association, organised a social work and tree plantation programme in and around the college campus to commemorate ‘World Environment Day.’ Teachers, staff, students and alumni gathered in good numbers to clean the surroundings, fence certain portions, and also planted saplings using materials donated by DMC, Forest department, principal and teachers.

JN Aier College:

JN Aier College, Dimapur, observed the ‘World Environment Day’ by organising a flex competition on the year’s theme ‘Air pollution.’ The programme was organised by the NSS unit and Eco Club of the college.
Auguste Comte was declared as the winner of the competition. Limatemjen, the college’s principal, delivered talk on the theme and stressed on the harmful effects of pollution.

MGM School:

Students of MGM Higher Secondary School display placards with slogans to protect the environment on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.

MGM Higher Secondary School observed the ‘World Environment Day’ by organising various activities to save the environment from pollution.
The school’s headmaster, B Paul, addressed the students to keep their surroundings pollution free and take proper measures to keep the environment neat and clean. He further stressed on reducing air pollution by minimising the use of fossil fuels, use public mode of transport, and avoid burning plastic materials. Students from high school and higher secondary enthusiastically participated in several activities like speech, dramas and songs with a message to protect the nature and save the environment for a healthy life.


Wakching Town Students’ Union led by its general secretary, Phuhnyei Yanpai, along with the students of all the private and government schools observed the ‘World Environment Day’ at Wakching headquarters on the them ‘Cut greed, grow green.’ The students organised social work and planted saplings in the government offices, schools and hospital. The pastor of Wakching Town Baptist Church pronounced the invocation prayer before the start the programme.


Members of Dorians undertaking tree sapling plantation drive in CIHSR on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’

The Dorains, a registered NGO based in Dimapur, commemorated the ‘World Environment Day’ by donating and planting trees at CIHSR also known as Referral Hospital, Dimapur. The team, assisted by students of CISHR and staff, planted around 70 tree saplings in the campus.
The event coincided with the NGO’s launch of its plan of activities for the next three years to mark its 25th anniversary in 2022.

GMS Trongar:

The Eco Club of Government Middle School in Trongar ‘A’ in Tuensang district observed the ‘World Environment Day’ in collaboration with Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) at school premises.
The school’s in-charge highlighted on sources, causes and effects of air pollution. He also lamented that in rural areas vehicular and industrial pollution is minimal comparing to towns and cities but the main source of air pollution in the rural is due to burning of wastes and massive destruction of forests for jhum cultivation and burning of fields for jhumming.
The resource materials such as banners and bookmarks were provided by the Nagaland Pollution Control Board for distribution to the students. A plantation drive was conducted within the school campus to mark the occasion.

Forest department Chumoukedima:  

To mark the ‘World Environment Day,’ Forest Range Office, Chumoukedima headed by the Forest Ranger, Imkongsunep Longchar, in collaboration with the administration, distributed tree saplings to various schools under Chumoukedima range.
In a brief programme held at GPS Khriesephe, the importance of trees in mitigating the ill effects of air pollution and its benefit in environment conservation were highlighted.
Around 1000 tree saplings of various species including Bokul, Rain tree, Acacia, Gulmohar etc. were distributed to GMSs of Chumoukedima, Tenyiphe II, GPSs Virazouma, Khriezephe and GHS Sovima.


Compost bins being distributed to every household in Kitami village on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’ in Pughoboto sub-division.

‘World Environment Day’ was observed in Pughoboto sub-division at Kitami village on June 5. Kitami village was declared as the cleanest village under the Pughoboto sub-division in 2018 by the SDPB.
Distribution of compost bins for every household of Kitami village was organised by the district administration.
Speaking at the function, ADC Pughoboto, Mhathung Tsanglao, urged the villagers to preserve the earth by replenishing its nutrients through a small, easy but effective and sustainable way of converting kitchen waste into manure by every household of Kitami village.

Touch of Hope School:

Students of Touch of Hope School in Shokhuvi village during a social work on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’

Marking this year’s ‘World Environment Day,’ Touch of Hope School in Shokhuvi, Dimapur, by organising painting competition and social work in the school campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Science teacher, Bikash Mandal, informed the students about the causes and destructive impacts of air pollution and encouraged them to do their parts in combating air pollution.
Director of the Touch of Hope Ministries, Nungsangmeren, planted a tree sapling in the school’s premises to mark the event. He also encouraged the students to plant more trees.


On the occasion of ‘World Environment Day,’ Nagaland chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture (INTACH) undertook tree plantation drive. Over 150 saplings comprising of shade and ornamental trees were planted at the State Stadium, Dimapur.
Meanwhile, INTACH Nagaland has thanked the DSO, Dimapur, for giving permission to hold the plantation drive within the State stadium and to the Forest Office, Dimapur, for distributing the tree saplings.

GHSS Pfutsero:

Teachers and students of Government Higher Secondary School in Pfutsero display the wastes collected on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’

Government Higher Secondary School in Pfutsero observed the ‘World Environment Day’ by organising plantation of cosmos flowers in the school compound and carried out cleanliness campaign in Pfutsero town.
The teachers and students picked wastes in the town and spread the message of clean air environment.
The waste collections were later disposed at Pfutsero town waste disposal side.
More than 500 persons including teachers and students participated in the cleanliness campaign.

Altrura Society:

Students participating in the painting competition on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’ organised by Altrura Society in Chumoukedima town council hall.

Altrura Society (AuS), in collaboration with Chümoukedima Town Council (CTC) conducted a painting competition in commemoration of the ‘World Environment Day’ at Chümoukedima Town Council hall.Participants from 21 schools numbering 63 students from in and around Chümoukedima area took part in the competition.In the competition, Watijungla from Little Flower School Chümoukedima won the first prize, while Imtiloba from Mt Mary Higher Secondary School and Neilhouvino Christi from St. Joseph Higher Secondary School bagged the second and third prizes respectively.Introductory speech on the ‘World Environment Day’ was deliver Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC and administrator of Chümoukedima Town Council, while Zhau Sanchu, principal of Hope Theological College, also spoke on ” Beautiful creation of God.”
Schools from Chumukedima participated in various competitions organized and hosted by Charis High academy (CBSE) on world environment day 2019. The administrator Mrs C J Aier of the school enlightened the students and teachers about this year’s theme “ Air Pollution”. She also encourage the audience to “Walk the talk” for greener and cleaner future. The competition began with collage making, painting, flower arrangement (both dry and fresh). One of the most exciting event of the day was mobile videography under the theme “ environmental issues and solutions”. The scholl gave away cash prizes for the winners and the runners up and certificates for the all the participants. Debate was the closing event of the day under the theme “environmental damage is an inevitable part of development”. Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency, Dimapur donated bamboo saplings to all the participating schools.

Charis School:

Commemorating the ‘World Environment Day,’ Charis High Academy conducted various competitions by inviting neighbouring schools around Chumoukedima.
Various competitions included collage making, painting, flower arrangement (both fresh and dry), mobile videography and debate. The winners and runners-up went home with cash prizes and certificates. The highlight of the event was mobile videography entirely created by the student on the theme “Environmental issues and solutions” using their mobile phones.The event came to a close with a debate on the theme “Environmental damage is an inevitable part of development.” A food festival was also hosted by the Eco club of the school on the occasion. The programme concluded with the distribution of bamboo saplings donated by Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency, Dimapur, to all participating schools.

NN Nagi School:

Chairman of NN Nagi School, Nibu Nagi interacting with students on combating air pollution on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day.’

NN Nagi School, Dimapur, celebrated the ‘World Environment Day’ by organising rare projects activities on how to combat air pollution and plantation drive around the school premises.
The day was observed to stimulate awareness and to encourage the students to become active participants in the sustainable and equitable development process.Exhorting the students, the school’s chairman, Nibu Nagi, stressed upon the importance and the need to protect the environment. He also planted a tree sapling followed by students and supervisors.
Thejanguno Kin Nagi, Assistant Headmistress, said the school authority motivates students to plant more trees in order to combat not only air pollution but also to contribute something back to the environment.
Later, students from Level 1-5 presented projects on “Cause and prevention of air pollution.”

Mokokchung Press Club:

The Mokokchung Press Club (KPC) observed the ‘World Environment Day’ in collaboration with Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) by planting Cherry tree saplings along the roadside and barricaded the stretch with iron posts. The barricade was placed along the Mariani road at Mongsenbai ward, where MPC had planted cherry saplings during the 10 year celebration of MPC in 2018. W Manpai Phom, ADC and administrator Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC) and the chairman and members of Mongsenbai ward authority also took part in the plantation drive.


By EMN Updated: Jun 05, 2019 11:44:53 pm