The Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (ISA) and Ramrei Katamnao Long (RKL) jointly organised the World Environment Day 2023 celebration at Ramrei Village, Kamjong district on Monday.
In a release on Monday, ISA stated that the event was mainly characterised by environment awareness and road side tree plantation drive as well as a programme of planting ornamental plants for local beautification. A total of 72 youth members of Ramrei Youth Organisation participated in the day's programme of awareness cum tree plantation, it added.
During the awareness programme, Simeon Varam, vice president, ISA expressed serious concern on the necessity of forest protection and massive tree plantation. He also stressed that it is the responsibility of the youth to replenish nature in the interest of environmental promotion and climate mitigation. Further he encouraged the members to raise maximum forest as well as build an impressive village with decorative flowering trees.
ISA president Jajo Themson reminded the core objectives of the celebration of World Environment Day (WED) as to enhance the awareness and management of nature and its resources. As per the UN General Assembly Resolution 1972 to celebrate on 5th of June every year, the first observance of WED took place in 1974 with the theme "Only one earth".
He further expressed that another prime concern of celebrating the WED is to revive or restore the damaged ecosystem. Additionally, he exhorted that it is the equal responsibility of all global citizens to initiate tree plantation wherever they are towards aiding the UN mission of 350 million hectares of forest to achieve by 2030 so as to limit the 1.5-degree centigrade increase of global climate.
It also mentioned that participants resolved to carry out regular environment awareness programme, plant maximum trees every year, take up climate action even at grass-root level, to protect and promote forest, go organic, strive to help restoring ecosystem, build up bio-diversity and replenish nature to be the foremost agenda of the youth organisation.
All participating youth members took up mass roadside tree plantation and plantation of intra village ornamental plants, added the release.