Mangaluru: St Aloysius students take part in planting campaign organized by NECF
Mangaluru, June 8: On the occasion of World Environment Day, students and staff of the Environmental Concern Center at St Aloysius College Autonomous Mangaluru participated in the planting campaign organized by the National Environmental Care Federation (NECF), Mangaluru on 5 June in Moodbidri.
The planting was part of the Western Ghats Restoration Program which aims to bring back the green cover that provides oxygen, food and shelter to humans and various animals that live in the Western Ghats.
A total of 400 seedlings of fruit trees native to Western Ghats such as jackfruit, water apple, mango, jamun, kokam, tamarind, etc. have been planted.
A total of 52 students from the Center for Environmental Concern, St Aloysius College participated in this event. The students were guided by NECF volunteers and forest officers.
Shashidhar Shetty, the president of NECF, oriented the students on the importance of trees for humans and animals and encouraged the students to participate in such planting campaigns in the future as well.
The student team was led by Glavin Thomas Rodrigues (assistant professor and CEC chief coordinator), Gopika Suvarna (CSC coordinator), Premalatha Shetty (assistant professor), Prafulla (assistant professor) and Chethan S Kotian (lecturer).