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Arunachal Pradesh's Singchung observes World Environment Day
On the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, in Arunachal Pradesh's Rupa Valley, a tree plantation cum cleanliness drive was organized by our All Arunachal Gorkhali Janakalyan Samiti (AAGJS) in association with Shergaon Forest Division officials, informed with pictures the Facebook friend Fagos Ratan Pakyong, who actively participated in the celebrations.

According to Pakyong, rainy season has started in the North-East region and Rupa Valley has had a good spell of rains. This has led to the hope that trees planted this time around will be able to survive and thrive. Several hundreds of samplings have planted on the hills near the Government Higher Secondary School, Singchung in West Kameng District.

Local tribal, students, AAGJS members and forest officials participated in the drive with great enthusiasm. Millo Tassar, DFO(IFS) highlighted the importance and benefits of organic agriculture as well as conservation of environment. Also, AAGJS was gifted a BP apparatus and stethoscope on behalf of Dr Michitaniyang Laji for health monitoring activities.

This year, the World Environment Day (WED) was celebrated with the theme "Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife" to bring into focus the harms of the booming illegal trade in wildlife products is eroding Earth's precious biodiversity.

It is stated that The United Nations and its many partners have resolved to tackle illicit trade, including by setting clear targets to put an end to poaching in the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted last year by all 193 Member States.

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