Mount Everest College NSS Unit-1 conducted and joint with the rest of the world in observing International Forest Day under the theme “Forest & Health” on 21st March, 2023 at Smart Class Hall of the College. 50 NSS Unit-1 volunteer participated in the programme.

The main aim of the theme is to make people realize that healthy forest will bring healthy people.

In connection to this, Awareness programme was held at the Smart Class hall of the college with Mr. Niomchung Jatak Chiru, IQAC Coordinator & Asst. Prof., Department of Physics attended as a Resource Person. He deliberated that Forest are good for our Physical and mental well being. It also help boost our immense system, Lower blood pressure and promote relaxation. From cleaner air to providing natural cooling and fresh water to drink, forest support our health in many ways. Forest also provide us medicine. Globally we lost 10 million Hector each year,but we can turn the tide on this negative trend through sustainable forest management and ecosystem restoration. 60% infectious diseases and 75% all emerging infectious diseases are Zoonotic, which originate from the transfer of pathogens from animals to human which is due to the clearing of natural landscape of the forest (animal habitat) by the human activities. By planting tree and restoring forest it will shield us against future pandemics and also we can support an integrate our health approach for people, species and planet he added.

Further, the NSS Volunteer also reach out Taphou Phyamai Village (Adopted Village) to spread awareness in order to ensure sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation.