YOUTH IN ACTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE (INDIA)

8/12/2021
This article is a short report of the activities undertaken by the youth of India under the theme ‘Youth Building Momentum for Climate Change’ under the guidance of Srs. Sweta and Sonal.
YOUTH IN ACTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
A seven-day-long NSS special camp concluded at Don Bosco College (Autonomous) Maram and Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Manipur, India by NSS units I & II, under the theme 'Youth building momentum for Climate Change 'from 1-7 December 2021. This camp was organized under the leadership of Srs. Sweta and Sonal. Climate change is one of the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts range from affecting agriculture, further endangering food security, to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones increasing the intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and spread of vector-borne diseases.This issue is of immense importance for every global citizen. Hence,
Observation of National Pollution Control day by the youth where the youth carried out a skit showcasing the issues related to air pollution in India and abroad, dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere, toxic nature of the pollutants and their impacts on human health, modeling techniques on air pollution and climate change, assessment of air quality through modeling products.
A Mega rally on 'Combating Climate Change': The rallyists carried out the messages on the concepts of 'combating the climate change'. The rally saw the participation of students, staff, NSS volunteers, local leaders, numbering around 1,000 people.
An awareness Mime on 'Youth in action for climate change'
An awareness session on 'Forest fire prevention and management was held under the theme' Youth Building Momentum for Climate change '. Mr. Alphones Daniel the social activist was the main resource person who discussed the modalities and preparedness of fire prevention in forests and the role of NSS volunteers in spreading awareness among the local communities. In his address he said that a problem erupts when the fire becomes untamed and destroys the entire, or most of the flora and fauna of the region, hence severely affecting the ecological balance. The effects of forest fires include - depletion of the ozone layer, soil erosion, and loss of forest cover, habitat, and the livelihood of many tribal and rural people.
Door-to-door awareness campaign by the youth. The objective of the campaign was to make the rural people aware of the causes of forest fire, fire safety, and preventive measures of wildfires in the Maram region. The locals were motivated and promised that they will join in regenerating the forest with the trees native to the mountains.
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