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Environment based 'Earth Walk' organized at Digboi

The Sentinel, Guwahati, 1st June, 2013

In tune with the global celebration of the World Environment Day on 5th next, the Indian Oil Corporation IOC (AOD) Digboi together with others from various strata of the society organized an ‘Earth Walk’ this morning at Digboi in a meaningful way to create environment based awareness among the people at large.

Keeping in view the theme of the World Environment Day, 2013 which is ‘Think. Eat. Save’ –Reduce your footprint the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Assam Oil Division) organized a huge environment based awareness procession called ‘Earth Walk’ comprising the student’s community hailing from 18 different schools from various nook and corner of Digboi together with teachers, officials of IOCL (AOD) and representatives of various organizations. The ‘Earth Walk’ which was flagged off at Refinery field and culminated at Jubilee playground enrouting the Digboi township was marked by various slogans as well as nature and environment related placards, banners, posters and pamphlets being displayed by the students who were more than eighteen hundred in numbers.

Addressing the gathering at jubilee ground after the procession, Barun Barpujari, the ED, AOD urged the students community to take the lead in  creating awareness among the general mass thus underlining the significance of  conserving the natural resources and balancing the ecology through various activities like afforestation, wildlife conservation etc.

Unfurling the objectives of the ‘Earth Walk’ and underlining the importance of environment, the members of the organizing committee told that there is an immediate need to conserve the natural resources maintaining a balance with ecology thus sustaining human life on this unique planet. Unnecessary human interference with the working of nature and act of cruelty upon forest and other resources should be effectively controlled and forestation should be encouraged for a better tomorrow, they added.

According to the AOD agenda, several other activities including the distribution of free saplings, mini marathan, all Assam prize money quiz and art competitions also forms the part of the World Environment Day celebration till 5th next.