5th Jun 2024 10:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Itanagar, Jun 5: Arunachal Pradesh joining the nation and the global community, celebrated the World Environment Day-2024 by organising several events across the State involving various Departments, Schools and other stakeholders. A river cleanup campaign along the banks of the Senki River in Chimpu, Itanagar was organized on this occasion.
The River cleanup campaign was facilitated by the Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (APSPCB), which was attended by senior officers from the Department of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, APSPCB, AP State Biodiversity Board, and other concerned stakeholders.
The cleanup revealed, the troubling sight of the variety and quantity of waste, including single-use plastics, toothbrushes, bags, and shoes, bottles, etc indiscriminately discarded into the river.
During the campaign, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and the Member Secretary, APSPCB urged the citizens of Arunachal Pradesh to adopt proper disposal practices, emphasizing the critical need to safeguard our water bodies from pollution.
Afterwards, a vibrant celebration bringing together a diverse array of participants, including Senior forest officials, local community leaders, scientists from SFRI, students, and other stakeholders was held at Van Vigyan Kendra Chessa. 
Speaking on the occasion, P. Subramanyam, PCCF &HoFF, underscored the paramount importance of safeguarding the environment for the well-being of future generations. He further stated that there is a need to conserve and promote the indigenous edible fruit plants of Arunachal Pradesh which are deeply rooted in the state's cultural fabric. D. Dalai, Additional PCCF, emphasized the significance of Environment Day as a collective call to action, urging everyone to actively engage in the preservation of nature and the environment. Samuel Changkija CCF (Environment & Climate Change), while addressing the gathering, shed light on the LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) initiative of the MoEFCC, emphasizing the imperative for collective action and sustainable resource utilization to ensure the well-being of our environment. Stressing the significance of fostering eco-friendly habits, the CCF underscored the role of each individual in preserving our natural resources for future generations.
Amidst the event's proceedings, a poignant moment ensued as participants solemnly took the LiFE pledge, symbolizing their commitment to uphold the principles of environmental stewardship and sustainable living in their daily lives. 
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests also launched the creation of an indigenous edible fruit trees garden at VVK, Chessa.

Kenter Joya Riba

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