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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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STOP TALKING, ACT NOW: Students from Nagaland join global climate change rally

STOP TALKING, ACT NOW: Students from Nagaland join global climate change rally
September 21
10:57 2019

NET Bureau

As students across the globe took to the streets kicking off a worldwide strike demanding action on climate change on Friday, September 20, students in Nagaland also expressed solidarity with a symbolic rally.

The students’ rally ‘Global Week Friday for Future on Climate Change’ saw juniors and senior high school students of five Schools in Dimapur and others gathering at Bethesda Higher Secondary School Campus, Dimapur to join the global movement.

The rally in Dimapur was organised by the Bethesda Youth Welfare Centre (BYWC), Dimapur with support from North East Dialogue Forum.

Around 200 students along with 8 teachers and youth volunteers took part in the solidarity rally, informed WC Humtsoe, who is the Executive Director of BYWC and also the Convener of NEDF, Nagaland State Chapter. He was the thematic speaker at the event.

The participating schools included Government Higher Secondary School; Charisma School, Bethesda Higher Secondary School, Lorna School and Hayiyan Elementary School as well as young volunteers from Bethesda Youth Welfare Centre.
“Stop talking, Act Now,” read a placard the students were holding, while another read, “Politicians, Act Now, Our Home is Burning,” and another that reminded that “Climate Change is Real.”

Earlier, a discussion on the issue was held with Jessi T Murry, Director Green Succession, Nagaland (Green SONS) and James Murry, Executive Director, Zion Welfare Society as panellists. It concluded with the screening of a short documentary film on climate change.

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Source: The Morung Express

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