Students to be eco ambassadors

KATHMANDU: Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), in coordination with National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), announced that it would declare 15 school students as conservation ambassadors for awareness programmes on forest and soil conservation issues.

The students will also attend training programmes in foreign countries in this regard. Speaking at a programme organised at the ministry, Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Deepak Bohora, informed that the ministry would declare the students as conservation ambassadors.

The ministry, with the support of NTNC, different schools, NGOs, INGOs and local communities, is also organising a tree plantation campaign on August 21 where it planned to plant 100,000 trees in the upper catchment of Bagmati watershed.

The students participating in the tree plantation programme will be the baseline for the selection of the ambassadors. "We want to make our children aware about the importance of trees and its impact on the environment," said Krishna Chandra Paudel, director general, Department of Forest.