Plantation drive carried out

ZIRO, 4 Jun: A plantation drive was carried out in the campus of Saint Claret College, Ziro (SCCZ) here in Lower Subansiri district on Saturday, on the eve of the World Environment Day.

Around 30 saplings were planted in the campus “in view of converting the demarcated area into a tree park,” the college stated in a release.

The drive was organised by the college’s geography department, in collaboration with the Eco Club and the swachata action plan of the college.

The saplings (Thuja compectus, Cupresus torulosa, Cryptomeria japonica, and Cerasus cerosoides) were provided by the Hapoli Forest Division, under the patronage of DFO Abhinav Kumar.

SCCZ principal Fr Allwyn Mendoz exhorted the students to “spread awareness of planting trees,” and said that “small steps, such as plantation drives, disposing waste appropriately, and reducing the carbon footprint will have rich benefits for the future.”