July 7 was one of those days when the Arunachal Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong was not busy in controlling the unruly members inside the august Assembly but was busy in planting saplings along with hundreds of participants at the site of Circle headquarters near Borduria village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh as a part of Vanmahotsava of Forest festival organized under the aegis of Forest department. Speaking on the occasion Lowangdong urged one and all to maintain the existing greeneries by planting more trees adding that human greed was responsible for the Nature’s fury the people face often. He cited the example of the devastation caused in Uttarakhand recently where many precious lives were lost and properties worth crores destroyed in an unprecedented flood. He asked the participants to love Nature and take proper care of Nature adding that man’s too much interference with the Nature is causing irreparable loss and creating environmental hazards everywhere. DFO, Deomali, VK Jawal in his speech appealed to all not to indulge in wanton destruction of the lush green forests and the rich wildlife in the district. He said that indiscriminate hunting must stop forthwith as many precious animals and birds are vanishing due to over hunting. He asked the participants to plant trees to replenish the depleting forest cover, especially in Deomali and Borduria forest ranges. He assured of all help and support from his department. The Principal of Government Higher Secondary School, Borduria Manpong Tangjang also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Riatpong Socia, RFO, Deomali in his welcome address requested the participants to extend full co-operation to the Forest department to make the Forest festival a grand success. He profusely thanked the Speaker for his active participation and guidance.
Students from Borduria, Pollung , staff and villagers enthusiastically participated in the day-long programme. Hundreds of saplings were planted on the occasion at the new CO HQ site. The students also presented attractive cultural programme to mark the occasion.