Keeping view of World Environment Day 2022 with the central theme “Only One Earth”, the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden Guwahati Assam has initiated a program in which the Voice of Environment(VoE) and Royal Global University, Guwahati also joined the initiative.
On the august occasion, the team gathered at the Assam State Zoo premises on June 5, 2022. The event has started with a plantation drive team led by Dr Ashwini Kumar, IFS, DFO, Assam State Zoo, Dr Priyasa Saikia ACF, Assam State Zoo, Indrani Borgohain, Forest Ranger, along with Environmentalist Moharana Choudhury, Dr Mitrajit Deb Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, RGU, Bhaskar Hazarika, Sunita Mishra, VoE, school students, research scholars, and forest department officials. The above drive was followed by a narure walk. The team also saw various wild animals on the zoo premise. After this, the team gathered in the DFO office for an interactive session with the university students in the presence of Dr Ashwini Kumar IFS, Dr Priyasa Saikia, ACF Zoo, Environmentalist and Researcher Moharana Choudhury and Dr Mitrajit Deb. The DFO Zoo said the student community should connect more with the practical aspects of environmental conservation with the regular class lectures; ACF Dr Priyasa Saikia has said about carbon footprints and its understanding; Dr Deb has shared his experiences in wildlife research and the various interesting aspects. Environmentalist Choudhury has highlighted the student’s roles and responsibilities in nation-building and leadership for the environmental initiative. The students were very interactive during the discussion session with Zoo officials. They expressed they would participate in more such environmental activities, and it was a learning and exciting event. The environment is for all, and it’s our responsibility. Every day is Environment Day. The team believes “together we can make a difference.”