NSS unit of Assam Engineering College carry out Tree Plantation Drive on the occasion of Earth Day.
As a celebration of Earth Day, National Service Scheme Unit- Assam Engineering College carried out a Tree plantation Drive in select areas of AEC Campus, Deepor Beel and Sundarbari.
Students planted over three dozen trees and conducted awareness programmes among the public regarding the deteriorating impact of global warming, deforestation and climate change. As a part of the awareness programme, students conducted jamming sessions to convey the message effectively.
In the words of one of the student volunteers: “It is our responsibility to hand over Earth in a healthier form to our coming generation. Let us promise to plant one tree for one person every year so that we have a much greener and happier planet to live on.”
Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd of April to mark the significance of the protection towards the environment. It was celebrated on 22nd April 1970. Since then people from different parts of the globe and from different walks of life, celebrate this day with great enthusiasm. The events are co ordinated on a global arena by EarthDay.org
The year 2020 was the 50th anniversary of the celebration of Earth Day. As the Pandemic was on the rise, the celebration was performed digitally. A livestream event was conducted that helped people to connect with people living in different corners of the world to witness such an event at a large scale.
This year in 2022, the theme of the celebration was to 5 programs to invest in our planet’s future –
- The great global cleanup
- sustainable fashion
- climate and environmental literacy
- canopy project
- food and environment
- global earth challenge