The main objective of the event was to make KV Khanpara part of the network of more than 1.5 million eco clubs in the country established under the National Green Corps Project, a major publicity project of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF and CC). . The event was taken abruptly by Forest Department Forest Officer, Guwahati, Assam Council for Science Technology and Environment (ASTEC) Environment Department Head (I / C), Dr. Chandra Barua, Scientist, NGC Program Officer and State Nodal Officer in Assam and KV Khanpara Principal Dr. Sanjay Kumar.
Dr. In his welcome address, Sanjay Kumar announced the establishment of an NGC Eco Club at a leading city school. He linked the relevance of eco clubs to the school curriculum and the sustainable development of the community and called on participating students to be responsible for the use of natural resources.
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In his presentation, Dr. Chandra Baroa gave a brief account of the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council and the National Green Corps (Eco Club) program, explaining the role and objectives of the Eco Club cadres.
Dr. Joydeep Barua gave insights to the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on involving the younger generation in conserving nature and its resources. He added that attachment to nature will help children make decisions about nature conservation once they become responsible citizens. He praised the leadership and initiative of Hibah Ihsan Muhammad of Grade 12 in setting up the club in coordination with Estek. Furthermore, Barua appreciated his contribution as an intern in the study of climate change, which was conducted by STEC.
NGC is a major initiative of MOEF and CC to create environmental awareness. It was launched in 2001-02 with the aim of building a cadre of young children working towards environmental protection and sustainable development. ASTEC has been the state nodal agency of Assam since its inception and has so far established 9,000 eco clubs across the state.
This was followed by the announcement of the names of Green Captain and KVK Eco Club Vice Captains. As a green captain, Hibaha Ihsan Muhammad, a student who believes in working with nature for the sake of nature, mentioned in her speech the role of children like her in moving towards sustainability. As Green Captain, he explained to KV the proposed activities undertaken by the Eco Club and expressed his desire to work for environmental protection and sustainable development.
Dimpy Bora, the chief guest of the event, expressed his best wishes to the children for conducting various activities under the Eco Club program. He emphasized extensive tree planting and gave tips on different plantings – what to plant, where to plant and when to plant. He suggested planting native fruit trees and urged to take care of the planted seedlings.
Along with the students, teachers, especially Babu Ram, Vice-Principal of KVK and Navneeta Bhattacharya, Teacher of Eco Club in charge of KVK took an active part in the event.