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Assam Science Council Empowers Youth With Vermin Composting Workshop

‘In Today’s Era Of Technological Advancement, Our Ecosystems Have Suffered Degradation’

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HT Bureau

DIPHU, May 9: In a concerted effort to foster environmental consciousness among the youth, the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, in collaboration with Rengbonghom HS School, spearheaded a dynamic one-day workshop on vermin composting here on Friday.

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Held under the aegis of the Environment Education Programme of Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LIFE) in Assam, this initiative aimed to equip students with practical knowledge on sustainable waste management and agricultural practices.

Graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries including inspector of schools (IS) Karbi Anglong, Birensing Engti, the workshop commenced with the lighting of the inaugural lamp.

Engti, in his impassioned address, urged students to translate theoretical understanding into actionable steps by implementing vermin composting in their homes and advocating for its adoption in their communities.

Reflecting on the pressing environmental challenges, Engti emphasised the imperative of cultivating a habitat conducive to clean air and fertile soil.

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“In today’s era of technological advancement, our ecosystems have suffered degradation. To restore environmental equilibrium, we must amplify afforestation efforts and embrace organic farming practices like vermin composting,” Engti remarked.

Furthermore, Engti underscored the pivotal role of Eco-Clubs in nurturing eco-consciousness among students. He also advocated for the establishment of such clubs in every educational institution to galvanise efforts towards biodiversity conservation and sustainable living.

The inaugural session witnessed the participation of key stakeholders including Longsing Timung, principal of Rengbonghom HS School, and representatives from academic institutions and local governance bodies. Expert resource persons elucidated the intricacies of vermin composting, delineating its significance, and elucidating its agricultural benefits.

The inaugural session was attended by the principal, Rengbonghom HS School, Longsing Timung; Bolly Ronghangpi, lecturer, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET); principal, Basic Training Centre, Dhonsing Timung; president, SMDC, Rengbonghom HS School, Robinson Kathar and vice president, Kangbura Senar.

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The resource persons were scientist, Assam Agriculture University, Zonal Research Station, Dr Manjurima Gogoi; assistant professor, Department of Life Science & Bioinformatics of Assam University Diphu Campus, Dr. PV Bhaskar Reddy and agriculture development officer (ADO) Rukheswar Timung explained to the students what vermin composting, the process of preparation of vermin composite, its values and benefits in agriculture.

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