The  North East Affected Area Development Society( (NEADS)  has organized a campaign to combat climate change and environmental degradation at Nimati Ghat, the gateway to the world’s largest inhabited river island, Majuli in Assam.

NEADS is an Assam based organization working in the field of disaster management, child protection, nutrition, gender justice and climate change.

Keeping in line with the campaign’s tagline, “Save River Save Lives”, Mohan Saikia, Jolly Saikia and their team from NEADS sensitized the locals of Nimati Ghat about the need to conserve the environment and save rivers.

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climate change The campaign was held with the support of Bread for the World and North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF).

NEADS members also distributed greeting cards displaying messages on climate change among the people visiting Nimati Ghat retreats on New Year’s Day on Friday.

The adolescent girls’ club of Phesual in Jorhat had prepared these greeting cards by recycling waste materials.

The campaign focused on reducing the use of plastics, which is one of the major factors behind environmental degradation.

The people who had come to Nimati Ghat for picnics were requested not to throw plastic and other non-biodegradable materials into the Brahmaputra and its surroundings.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com