Singtam, June 5: A four member team of Butterflies and Moths of Sikkim (BAMOS) Nature Conserving Society visited Sakyong Chisoapani JHS to celebrate World Environment Day today. The program was conducted in collaboration with Butterflies and Moth of Sikkim Nature Conservation Foundation (BAMOS NCF) with support from Rufford Foundation. Plantation of different saplings and workshop on butterfly conservation was the highlight of the day.
A day long program started with the welcome speech of Shital Pradhan, Green Teacher, SC JHS Eco Club. Thereafter Satish Chandra Pradhan, Headmaster of the school addressing the gathered audience of guests, school staff and students spoked about the importance of biodiversity and its presence for human survival. Dr. Sanjog Rai, member of BAMOS interacted with the students and informed them about the significance of butterfly and other insects for our ecology. Rai further said the theme of BAMOS for this year World Environment Day was Butterfly Conservation.
Different varieties of saplings were planted around the school premises by the four Houses of the school (Orchid, Jasmine, Lily and Daffodils) along with their respective House Masters. Those saplings included ‘Host and Nectar plants of butterflies’. The team of BAMOS also took part in the plantation and they even gifted flower seeds to the school. They presented posters of butterflies published by BAMOS to the School Headmaster. At the end of the day a workshop was conducted by Dr. Sanjog Rai, Shailendra Dewan, Prem Chettri and Nawang G Bhutia for the students of senior classes with pictorial presentation through laptop.