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NCC cadets observe World Environment Day in Kurseong

Kurseong : NCC cadets from Darjeeling presently attending a camp at Eastern Forest Rangers College, Kurseong observed World Environment Day. Raising a collective voice, the cadets called on one and all for more concrete action and solutions to ensure a sustainable future. The Kurseong Division ADFO was present during the occasion to make a pledge for saving the environment. The NCC cadets, all decked in green clothing, planted a variety of saplings in the area as part of their commitment to save and sustain the environment. Camp Commandant Lt Col Paramjit Singh said an informative talk on eco-conservation was also delivered by Kurseong Division DFO SS Anand. A combined annual training camp - CATC-III - of NCC Group Headquarters, Darjeeling is being conducted at the premises of Eastern Forest Rangers College since May 31 and it will conclude on June 9. As many as 400 NCC cadets, both boys and girls, from Darjeeling, Malda, Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts are attending the camp. The maximum representation is from the three sub-divisions of the hills, Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong.

Kalimpong also observers World Environment Day

KALIMPONG : Come June each year, the globe reverberates with slogans to save the environment. To mark World Environment Day today, various organistions and government departments stepped forward voluntarily to organise programmes in many areas of Kalimpong. A rally was organised by the town’s civic body to spread awareness on keeping the town clean and hygienic. The participants appealed to one and all to remain conscious of the need for environment conservation. Students from St Philomina, Saptarshree School, Girls School and Jubilee Municipality Primary School including social organisations such as HORAC, Jubilee and Who Care participated in the rally.      
The municipality has indicated it is striving to bring about an enduring solution to the long-standing issue of waste and garbage disposal of town. Kalimpong Municipality chairperson Gangamaya Gurung said the upcoming bio-gas plant project will put the tons of wastes generated every day by households and commercial establishments in town to good use. The municipality is also actively planning a makeover of the heritage town. Gurung also disclosed to this correspondent that old commercial hoardings across town will soon be removed to restore the quaint beauty and warmth Kalimpong was once renowned for.

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