Rotary Club Shillong confers award to two environmentalists

Shillong Jun 13: Two environmentalists were conferred “Environment Excellence Award 2022” by Rotary Club of Orchid City Shillong.

These two are – Berlin Lyngdoh from Shillong, East Khasi Hills district and Wanphailang Dkhar from Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills District.

Berlin has been working voluntarily to promote use of organic fertilizer and organic pesticide in agricultural fields.

Her continuous effort of more than fifteen years on spreading awareness among the farmers on environmental impacts of use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides yielded in positive change and many more farmers joined with her and started using organic fertilizer and organic pesto.

She informed during her address on the difficulties she faced, but still continued tackling challenges on way for the cause of environment.

Meanwhile, Dkhar has been committedly working for a clean and green environment voluntarily, motivating and training youngsters to join the green mission in Nongstoin and other regions of West Khasi Hills District.

His continued efforts of more than of almost a decade to support environment through cleaning drives, tree plantation and caring and motivating youngsters to work for the green cause has received appreciations in the district.

During his address, he said that he wishes to communicate to everyone that earth and environment doesn’t need us to survive, but we need environment for our survival, thus it’s our responsibility to protect it.