Thoubal: Sinheiba And Sinthoi, An awareness programme and fruit bearing tree sapling plantation was held at two wellness centers of Thoubal District in connection with the International Day of clean air for blue skies on Saturday.
The event was held under the aegis of the District Health Society, Thoubal.
The Health and Wellness Centers of Thoubal Wangkhem and Langathel conducted the awareness programmes and fruit bearing tree sapling plantation were also held at their facilities centers respectively.
In the programme held at the HWC Langathel Ch. Basanta , DPM, Dr. Somananda, Medical Officer in Charge, PHC Khongjom and Md. Riyas Sheikh, District Community Mobiliser were the key resource persons.
Community Health Officer, HWC Langathel Rosalin, explained about the theme of organising the event. Dr. Somananda MO in Charge highlighted the road map to achieve the target of achieving sustainable development that supports healthy air quality in the context of sustainable cities and human settlements.
He also cautioned about the increasing number of industries without any restrictions which produce carbon, methane and other pollutants giving large impacts on our health, hygiene, crops and other species of this earth.
Observing the day for the first time this year, it will help in promoting tree plantation and in generating awareness on the importance of clean air, water, soil to protect human health, he added.
CHO Kunjeshori highlighted the need of clean air for our human health to the participants in the programme held at HWC Thoubal Wangkhem.
Health Workers and ASHAs also attended in both the programmes.
Fruit bearing tree saplings were also planted at the campus of HWCs.