World Environment Day observed in Nagaland

BY | Wednesday, 5 June, 2024

Nagaland joined the global commemoration of the World Environment Day today under the theme, “Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience” in various districts and sub-divisions, according to reports provided by the DIPR.


The Cleanliness and Plantation Drive for all Departments and Villages under Pughoboto Sub-Division was organised by the Office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pughoboto under Zunheboto to commemorate World Environment Day on June 5, 2024. The drive resonated the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Theme for World Environment Day 2024 – “Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience” under the slogan “Our Land, Our Future”.

ADC Staff & NAP participated at New Administrative Block, DEF at SDPO & ADC Office compounds, EAC Staff Ghathashi at Administrative Rest House & EAC Office, GHSS Pughoboto at Helipad road while all remaining department participated at their respective offices and surrounding areas. A variety of saplings were planted at various government offices. All the villages and Adhoc Town Council and Student Bodies under Pughoboto Sub-Division also participated by cleaning their respective jurisdiction as directed.

The drive started at 6 In the morning and a good number of participation was observed as the general public, student community along with various government department staffs extended active cooperation.


World Environment Day was celebrated at Chessore, Shamator and its surrounding villages by spreading awareness message to conserve the environment for a better and healthy future by organizing mass social work at Chessore Town on 5th June 2024.

Government Higher Secondary School, Chessore, St. Christopher School Chessore Village, GBs and DBs led by the head GB of Chessore village and town took part in the mass social work and Plantation drive.

Y. Anner Village GPS & GMS, Huker Village GPS & GMS, Kiutsükiur Village GPS, Shiponger Village GPS, Sotokur Village GPS- ‘A’ & ‘B’, Chessore Village GPS- ‘A’ & ‘B’ also participated in the World Environment Day.


On the occasion of World Environment Day 2024, a mass social work was conducted at Tizit Town, Mon on 5th June 2024.

The cleanliness drive was conducted by giving special focus on single use plastic waste, clearing and cleaning of clogged drains where all the residents actively participated. To mark the day, the staff of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Office, Tizit, also planted trees at their office premises for which the saplings were provided by the forest department.



Mass social work was organised to commemorate the World Environment Day 2024 as directed by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) and Administrator of Chozuba Town Council at Chozuba, Phek on 5th June 2024.

Cleanliness drive cum waste management collections were monitored by Ward authorities (GBs, Chairman, Sanitation Committee), Business Union, Religious Places, Women and Student Organisation under Chozuba Town.

EAC, Chozuba, Sangpangchang Longkumer was supervising the conduct of mass social work.


Atoizu Sub-division celebrated the World Environment Day with zeal and dedication across various offices and institutions. The Office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Atoizu under Zunheboto spearheaded the celebration, with active involvement from Sub-divisional offices of the Forest Department, PWD (R&B), and numerous Government Schools throughout the towns and villages within Atoizu Sub-division, on 5th June 2024.

The event began with tree-planting ceremony at the Office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, led by Dr. Samuel Akho Konyak P, Extra Assistant Commissioner, Atoizu. This was followed by planting of tree saplings in all government offices.

The Government staff under various offices participated in a cleanliness drive by removing plastic waste and promoting eco-friendly materials.

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In a remarkable display of community spirit and dedication, residents of Pungro Town, Kiphire came together on 5th June and conducted successful mass social work to commemorate ‘World Environment Day’ with special focus on Plastic Waste Management targeting Single Use Plastic (SUP).

All ward GBs and Chairmen supervised their respective wards along with the chamber of commerce, Pungro supervised the social work in the market area along with number of participation from the residents. The active participation and engagement of individuals led to a significant success in the World Environment Day.

This collective involvement raised awareness, inspired actions and contributed to meaningful environmental improvements showcasing the power of community driven efforts in addressing environmental challenges.


At the World Environment Day celebration on June 5th, 2024, held at Shisalen Riju, Mokokchung, Thangi Manen, Commissioner & Secretary (Rtd.) & Founder of Earth Alliance, rallied for a ‘restoration generation,’ emphasizing self-driven efforts. The event, organized by the District Planning & Development Board, Mokokchung, in collaboration with the District Hub For Empowerment of Women, Mokokchung, under the Aegis of BBBP, centered around the theme ‘Land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.’

Thangi Manen addressed the grim reality of environmental degradation, citing floods, landslides, air, and water pollution as consequences of human impact. With 50% of Nagaland’s land already degraded, as per an ISRO report, she underscored the urgent need for action. A staunch advocate against plastic pollution, she shared her experiences in combating the issue and proposed solutions like multi-layer plastic segregation and utilizing single-use plastics as fuel in cement factories. She urged for rainwater harvesting and emphasized the importance of keeping the Milak river clean.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) & Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC) Administrator, Chumlamo Humtsoe echoed the call for environmental stewardship, highlighting initiatives like waste segregation and composting at the household level in Mokokchung.

Representing ABAM, Maong Jamir emphasized humanity’s responsibility to safeguard the environment. Village Council Chairman, Mokokchung Village Mapuyanger Longkumer, commended DPDB’s efforts and urged for continued collaboration.

Limasashi, Chairman of Alempang Ward, declared a focus on drainage cleaning for the year and praised MMC’s educational efforts on waste management.

To commemorate the occasion and promoting environmental awareness and action among the youth.”, a Half Marathon Green Run, organized by the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) in collaboration with the District Education Officer (DEO), saw participation from students representing 12 schools. Certificates and cash prizes were presented to the winners. Lochum Kikon from GHS Dilong secured the 1st position in the female category, followed by Opanglemla Jamir and Akumbenla Kichu from GMHSS. In the male category, Bumo Takum from GHS Dilong clinched the top spot, with Pheniang from MGHSS and Yiangnou Konyak from GHS Dilong securing second and third place, respectively.


The Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Bhandari celebrated the World Environment Day with the theme,  “Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience” at its School compound on June 5.

Lichambemo Odyuo, Senior Gratuade teacher, speaking on the theme,  emphasised that in order to ensure a safe future for the planet earth, the work of restoration of the environment should start now as a shared responsibility by one and all, and called on the students to be informed on the importance of having green and healthy environment.

A Speech competition on Safe Environment, Cleanliness drive, tree plantation and sensitization on waste management was also held.

The 45 Assam Rifles also took part in the day whereby  they organized and sponsored Painting competition based on the day’s theme.

Meanwhile earlier in the day, Public mass social work was conducted in and around Bhandari Town, with a target to sensitize on single use plastic waste management under Swaach Bharat Mission, and also as part of monsoon preparedness.

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