Kozhikode: The World Environment Day with the theme of ‘Your planet needs you — Unite to combat global warming’ was observed with diverse programme in the district on Friday. Government institutes, socio-cultural organisations and private concerns held a number of programmes to sensitize the public about the need to preserve nature and protect the environment.
The Environment Day observance at the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium was inaugurated by District Collector P.B. Salim. He also planted a sapling on the RSC compound. Seedlings were distributed by the RSC to 150 households in the city
The sapling planting campaign ‘Nammude Maram,’ organised by the National Service Scheme at the government Medical College here, was inaugurated by Institute of Maternity and Child Health superintendent T.P. Asharaf.
The Government Lower Primary School, Azhchavattam, observed the World Environment Day by setting up a butterfly garden on the school campus and organised a lecture on butterfly rearing on the occasion. Different varieties of flowering plants and shrubs that would attract and feed butterflies were planted on the school campus as part of the programme. A year-long activity of the Eco-club at the Hill Top Public School in Kozhikode was inaugurated by school Principal M.T. Muhammed Ali.
The students of Calicut Orphanage Lower Primary School, Kolathara in Kozhikode, organised an environment awareness rally to the city’s solid waste dumping ground at Njaliyanparamba holding placards and raising sensitisation slogans.
The Njaliyanparamba Samara Samithy, which has been leading an agitation at the waste dumping site for several months demanding proper treatment of the waste materials, staged a march bearing a wreath to the Nallalam-Cheruvannur panchayath office.
The Calicut Press Club observed the World Environment Day by screening a documentary ‘Manishada’ directed and produced by the employees of the ESI Hospital, Farook in Kozhikode. The National Green Corps, Kozhikode observed the environment day on the campus of the Kerala School of Mathematics by planting more than 100 seedlings of different fruit-bearing trees on the campus.
The State-wide campaign comprising awareness classes to school students, upholding the slogan ‘Save the earth and save life’, sponsored by the Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad, was inaugurated at St. Michael High School here.