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Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Northeast Today

Arunachal, Nagaland Students Join Plantation Drive in Maharashtra

Arunachal, Nagaland Students Join Plantation Drive in Maharashtra
July 08
12:11 2017

Students from Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland on Friday joined the Van Mahotsav programme organised by Maharastra government. Maharashtra government has under taken a mission to plant four crore tree saplings in the Van Mahotsav celebration.

The Governor of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, PB Acharya, who is on an official tour to Maharashtra, initiated the programme to strengthen emotional and national integration amongst the people of North Eastern India and denizens of Maharashtra.

“Such involvement of the people of the north east in government initiatives and programmes of the host state will go a long way in blending themselves with the people of other parts of the country, thereby reinforce the spirit of unity in diversity,” PB Acharya said.

Exhorting the participants, Governor Acharya urged the youth from NE region to learn about other people and at the same time showcase their rich cultural heritage in order to create strong bonds and unity.

The Governor also enjoined upon them to preserve nature. Climate change involving global warming and natural disasters, such as floods are results of indiscriminate and reckless destruction of the natural environment.

“Concerted efforts are required to maintain and improve the existing natural resources. Initiate contribution at individual and community levels and non-dependence on the Government is the need of the hour to address the issue of preservation of our environment as enshrined in the fundamental duties of the citizens,” the Governor emphasized.

Large number of students from Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh volunteered at the call of the Governor and enthusiastically participated in the programme.

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