Aaranyak conducts state-wide drive for healthier environment

The increase in human demands for resources has led to an accelerated crisis in biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change.

Aaranyak, one of the leading conservation organisations of India, undertook multiple activities across Assam to commemorate World Environment Day with the objective of reinstating the environment for safeguarding human well-being and a healthy planet.
"The increase in human demands for resources has eventually led to an accelerated crisis in the form of biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change. To ensure that we reach out to the society as a whole, our activities involve students, local communities, conservationists, and government agencies to name a few," a statement from Aaranyak said.
The Aaranyak workers planting sapling in  Manas
Image: The Aaranyak workers planting sapling in Manas
"With a target of reviving the environment, we conducted various activities such as plantation drives that advocated nurturing the plants as well as cleanliness drives, sensitization events through fun learning such as quiz and painting competitions for students, and facilitating human-wildlife coexistence," Alolika Sinha, publicity secretary, Aaranyak, said.
To ensure that we reach out to the society as a whole, our activities involve students, local communities, conservationists, and government agencies to name a few," a statement from Aaranyak said on Monday.
The activities were conducted at Raimona, Manas and Kaziranga National Parks of the state, Gauhati University, Dimoria College, different schools of the state, Englepathar village of Karbi Anglong, Kundarbeel, Amjoli, and Bhulatar villages of Udalguri districts and at the Institution of Engineers, Guwahati.
On another occasion, the NGO jointly organised an outreach event with Paschim Guwahati Mahavidyalaya and delivered lectures on the theme. A leaflet reflecting sustainable ways of life was developed and distributed widely.
The students taking part in the drawing competition
Image: The students taking part in the drawing competition
"With our multi-pronged activities, we reached out to more than 3000 people directly. Moreover, many of our eminent conservationists and senior scientists were invited by various institutions to deliver lectures and share their expertise and experience towards ensuring a healthy planet," Sinha said.



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