Shillong: The International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer, 2015 was observed today at Kyntiew Shaprang Higher Secondary School, Laitlyngkot. The programme was organized by the Office of the Divisional Forest Officer, Social Forestry Division, East Khasi Hills in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board under the theme; “30 Years of Healing The Ozone Together”. The theme is supported by a slogan; “Ozone: All There is Between You and UV”.
The day long programme included competitions on drawing, painting, slogan writing, essay writing and quiz competition for the students of different school located under Laitkroh C & RD Block and the distribution of Brochures on Ozone Depletion published jointly by the Meghalaya State Pollution Board and the Forest and Environment Department.
The function concluded with the planting of different tree saplings including Bucklandia Populnea, Grevillea Robusta and Sizygium Cumini in the school premises. The programme saw a huge participation of the students, teachers and representatives of the Executive Committee of Laitlyngkot area. (MIPR)