Environment Day 2023 was observed by the Environment Club of Assam Don Bosco University, Azara Campus in collaboration with NSS Unit of Azara Campus on 5th June 2023 with an aim to spread awareness about keeping the environment clean as well as the necessity to save our environment.

The programme began at 9 a.m. with a thought-provoking speech by Mr. Gaurav Agastya, an executive member of the Environment Club at the Morning Assembly. He shed lights on the role played by the environment and the need for collective action to protect it, providing a glimpse of the planned activities for the day.

A significant component of the celebration was a tree plantation drive. The plants were adopted from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Assam, India. A designated area on campus was identified for planting saplings of tree species. Students, faculty members and staff actively participated in the tree planting activity, fostering a sense of responsibility towards the environment and the importance of green cover.

In addition, a clean-up campaign was organized near the university, targeting a nearby drain to remove the litter and plastics from the drain. The campaign aimed to address the issue of pollution and promote environmental consciousness by actively involving community members in cleaning up and restoring the drain’s health and ecosystem. Following the clean-up, two floating gardens are planted in the cleaned drain to act as natural filters, absorbing pollutants, and excess nutrients from the water. They will help to improve water quality by reducing the levels of harmful substances and promoting a healthier aquatic ecosystem.