CEE North East as well as North East Diocesan Social Service Society (NEDSSS) and its 16 NGOs partners launched two month Earth Day Campaign (EDC) in Guwahati on March 14, 2017. This campaign is supported by the Earth day Network.
The two month Earth Day Campaign (EDC) mainly targets school children, youth, women, environmental actors and policy makers. Various activities such as round table discussions, rallies, school level competitions and orientation seminars will be organised in all North Eastern states, as part of this campaign.
CEE North East led a session on Handprint Action and will moderate the roundtable discussion on Environment Education in Guwahati and Imphal on April 2017. Apart from the NGO representatives, youth and students also engaged in the handprint actions.
Speaking on the theme of Earth Day 2017, Environmental and Climate Literacy, Fr.Varghese Velickakam, Director, NEDSSS, said that the Institution plans to organise various activities in Educational Institutions and Civil Society Organisations in the region during the months of March and April, to spread awareness regarding the human actions that cause destruction of environment and the need to adopt environment friendly lifestyle.
Mr.Romanus Horo, IAS, the chief guest at the launch, cited various examples of deforestation in large areas of North East and urged the civil society and policy makers to curb such actions at the earliest.
Mr. Jaison Varghese, Associate Programme Coordinator , CEE led input session on Handprint Actions towards Sustainable Development and introduced Handprint for Action calling people of all walks to make commitments to take up activities to promote environmental regeneration.