CHITWAN: Students of the Far-Western development region of Nepal organised different programmes to celebrate the Earth Day 2012 on April 22.
As such Seti Mahakali Students’ Society (SMSS) — the sole umbrella organisation of students of the Far-Western region based at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences (IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan conducted a Open Poem Writing Competition and Plantation Programme on the day.
The event took place in two phases, where 12 students participated in poem competition ‘On the spot’ in the first phase.
Chairman of the programme and President of SMSS Bed Prakash Bhatta, and senior litterateur and journalist Resham Birahi, adjudged the competition where the participants wrote and recited poems centred around the theme ‘Our Earth: Our
In the event, Smriti Limbu, student of BSc Agriculture IVth Semester bagged the first prize, whereas Binod Acharya ‘Avinab’ of BSc Agriculture Ist Semester secured the second position. Likewise, Sudip Gaire ‘Sauras’ and Sudip Devkota ‘Sabdasikha’, both students from BSc Agriculture VIth Semester won the third and the fourth positions
The winner were handed over prizes and certificates by Ishwor Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Vice Campus chief of IAAS, Bhatta and Birahi.
Meanwhile, students, teachers and employees of IAAS took part in the plantation of 100 saplings of Callistemon and Polyalthaia along the two sides of the American Highway of IAAS.
Students at IAAS celebrated this Earth Day with much enthusiasm and zeal realising the global slogan of this year ‘Mobilise the Earth’.
“These small steps of conservation aid to the sustainability of the Earth and its resources,” Bhatta said while speaking at the event. Thriving in a land of creativity and working for genuine environmental concerns have always been a part of students of IAAS.