KV Maligaon
Plantation drive by PAN KVS Maligaon Alumni Association: (Third from right) Varun Mitra, deputy commissioner, KVS-(RO), Guwahati and (fourth from right) Garima Sodhi, deputy CPO, NF Railway, Maligaon along with alumni members and ex-teachers.

The PAN KV Maligaon Alumni Association (PAN-KVMAA) has initiated a plantation drive under the title ‘Seeds of future – plant a tree, get oxygen free’ with an intention to generate awareness on climate change and find ways to combat it through plantation.

PAN KV Maligaon Alumni Association conducted a plantation drive on Friday in the premises of the Kendriya Vidyalaya NF Railway, Maligaon.

The association plans to take the plantation drive forward with regular plantation activities round the year within the city of Guwahati, PAN-KVMAA said in a press statement.

Varun Mitra, deputy commissioner, KVSRO, Guwahati, graced the occasion along with Garima Sodhi, deputy chief personnel officer of NF Railway at Maligaon and encouraged the activity by planting saplings in the school.

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Maligaon is a prestigious school run by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan under the Union education ministry and is currently headed by Principal RK Das.

Talking on the occasion, Varun Mitra said, “It is a great experience to visit Kendriya Vidyalaya, Maligaon and to witness how the alumni association is active in bringing positive changes in the society as well as in the school.”

“The current Covid situation has taught us the significance of nature. It is our moral obligation to preserve nature for the future generation.”

“Plantation is the most important activity in nature prevention. Human beings should realize that trees can survive without them but they cannot survive without trees,” Varun Mitra added.

Taking the thought forward, PAN-KVMAA president Angshuman Dey emphasized the need to be more environment-friendly.

He said, “Cutting of trees on the pretext of road construction and other infrastructure development is the root cause of global warming resulting in climate change and that is why we are facing such extreme climate changes.”

“It is time that we think and act towards fundamental transformation in all aspects of society; starting with plantation of trees that maintain the Earth’s ecosystem and generates oxygen that is vital for life sustenance on this planet,” Dey added.

Emphasizing the importance of sustainable living, PAN-KVMAA secretary Ruma Chakraborty said, “Having a sustainable lifestyle can offset climate change and reduce environmental damage.”

“We should stop the usage of plastic, protect wildlife, use water wisely, support local produce and have organic food, reuse and recycle and grow our own plants and vegetables,” Chakraborty said.

Adding to these thoughts, PAN-KVMAA treasurer Sumita Chanda said, “We have already seen the wrath of Covid and the importance of oxygen in our lives. So, if we want to live on this planet, we need to grow more and more trees and adopt a sustainable lifestyle.”

PAN-KVMAA is a non-profit society, registered on June 1, 2018 under the Societies Registration Act of India and aims at bringing positive change towards the school, support its past alumni and contribute towards the society at large.

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