In a unique endeavour to spread awareness of global warming and climate change, a 10-year-old boy of Pathsala town in the Bajali district of Assam planted several saplings on the occasion of his birthday.
Mousam Khataniar, the tween who planted saplings, is a student of Christjoyti school, Pathsala.
He planted the saplings in Belona- Assam's first clean and green village.
"Due to COVID-19-induced restrictions, I decided not to celebrate my birthday with my friends at home. Instead, I decided to plant saplings and spread awareness on global warming and climate change," Khataniar said speaking to this correspondent.
Belona in the Bajali district of the state was declared Assam’s first clean and green village in 2019, according to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
It was declared as Assam’s first clean and green village for a reason. The villagers love environment, and impose a fine of Rs 500 if anyone is seen using plastic.
Earlier in 2019, former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted, “A community coming together to walk on the path of Swachhata. People of Belona have shown how conscious collective effort can beat plastic pollution.”