Kohima: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kohima forest division in Nagaland is once again going to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 through various online competitions.

Divisional forest officer (DFO) Rajkumar M said that environmental awareness among the public, children in particular, will be promoted through various competitions to be conducted online.

One category is illustrations such as memes, posters, cartoons, and signage. Open to the public, the theme for this category is ‘environmental conservation’.

The other category is exclusively for school children in which participants will be required to send a maximum three-minute video to show their oratory skills. The topic for this category is ‘innovative ideas for conservation in Nagaland’.

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The DFO also said that entries can be sent via email to kohimadfo@gmail.com on or before June 3. The competition is open only for the residents of Nagaland, Rajkumar added.

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year under various themes to create awareness on environment protection.

Last year, too, the day was celebrated through the online mode under the theme ‘biodiversity’ in which the Kohima forest division held an online competition for painting, short stories, poems, posters, and essays.

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