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By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2020 11:04 pm
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Students work in group activities during a Climate Change-themed programme that was conducted on March 7 at Northfield in Kohima.

Dimapur, March 9 (EMN): The second edition of a ‘Climate Change awareness programme’ for students, organised by government agencies, was conducted on March 7 at Northfield in Kohima during which school students learned about the various aspects of Climate Change and its science thought different activities.

The Nagaland Science & Technology Council issued a press release to the media on Monday informing about the event. The programme was organised by the Nagaland State Climate cell (NSCCC) of the Nagaland Science & Technology Council, department of Science & Technology, and the department of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, the updates stated.

Participants at the programme were given updates about climate science, among others, based on which the participants were then quizzed, the organisers stated.

Hands-on activities to understand Climate Change and its effects were undertaken by the participants followed by group presentations based on the activity, it was informed.

Taking the audio-visual approach, a short documentary on the topic was screened to freshen and energise the minds of the participants, the press release stated.

The special guest for the occasion was chief conservator of Forest Supongnukshi, who gave an overview of the state action plan on Climate Change, and later interacted with the participants. He was stated to have said that Climate change had become a reality, and spoke about the urgency to tackle the effects of the phenomenon in Nagaland.

“He stressed on the need for a concentrated effort to create awareness among all sections of the society to adapt to Climate Change thereby overcoming its challenges,” the press release stated.

The participants were ‘inducted into the climate ambassador’s programme’ of the NSCCC. The inductees were given official badges, and administered a pledge to ‘remain optimistic, learn more on climate action; share knowledge, experience and ideas, and collaborate and organise into communities, the press release stated.

Members of seven schools from Kohima attended the programme, the organisers stated.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2020 11:04:00 pm