June 08 , 2014
Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) celebrated World Environment Day 2014 on
Thursday by organizing a tree plantation program in Jalbinayak Community Forest
Office-bearers and executive committee members of TAAN, representatives of different travel trade associations, tourism entrepreneurs, media persons, and members of Jalbinayak Community Forest Users’ Group participated in the plantation program.
Around 500 saplings of different species were planted on the occasion.
World Environment Day 2014 is being organized all over the world on Thursday with the slogan ‘Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level’.
TAAN President Ramesh Dhamala inaugurated the program by planting the sapling of pine tree. Speaking on the occasion, Dhamala said TAAN would join hands with the local community to protect the plantation area.
Speaking on the occasion, Sagar Pandey, general secretary of TAAN, said the association would give continuity to similar programs in the coming year as well.
Vidya Hirachan, coordinator of Sustainable and Eco-Tourism Department of TAAN, said TAAN plans to promote the area as TAAN Forest. “We will erect fences and appoint gardener to make sure that the plants are not destroyed by cattle,” she added.
Indra Maharjan, president of Jalbinayak Community Forest Users Group, expressed commitment to preserve the plantation area.
TAAN has been organizing different programs to celebrate World Environment Day. Last year, it had organized plantation program in Martyrs Memorial Park in Kavresthali VDC, Kathmandu.