Arunachal Pradesh sports minister Mama Natung while launhing the Seppa beautification project
Arunachal Pradesh sports minister Mama Natung while launhing the Seppa beautification project

Arunachal Pradesh sports minister Mama Natung on Friday launched ‘Town of Flowers’- a town beautification campaign of the East Kameng district administration and urban development agency at Seppa.

The campaign aims at making Seppa, the district headquarters of East Kameng district, a clean, green and colourful town.

Launching the campaign by planting a tree, Natung appreciated the district administration for the novel initiative and exhorted all to work with the same zeal in nurturing and protecting the tree saplings planted on the day to achieve the true goal of the mission.

He appreciated all for their unrelenting support and participation and urged them to carry out the noble task in mission mode and spread wide awareness among the masses about the benefits of keeping one’s surroundings clean and green.

Further terming Arunachal Pradesh as the lungs of the nation in terms of its vast forest cover, the minister exhorted all to say no to “setting forests on fire and urged them to raise their voice against the wanton destruction of forests.”

Earlier, as a part of the mission, all shops in and around the Seppa Township were painted with different shades of mesmerizing and enthralling colours.

Among others, legislators Hayeng Mangfi and Goruk Pordung, deputy commissioner Gaurav Singh Rajawat, SP Piyush Fulzele and ADC Dahey Sangno were present to witness the launch.

Meanwhile, mass plantation drives were also organized across the district to mark World Environment Day celebrations.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com