DIPHU/GUWAHATI, Mar 01: Aaranyak celebrated the National Science Day 2019 with a group of the underprivileged indigenous Karbi kids on the fringe of Kaziranga World Heritage Site, Assam on Thursday to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by Indian Scientist Dr. C V Raman.
The Aaranyak team reached Hemai Lekthe village at Kohora in Karbi Anglong district where at least 15 students from a close cluster of four villages were present at the event.
They took part in the fun learning activities conducted by the team. The activities included drawing/colouring different nature related objects, paper craft and leaf paintings for duration of 2 hours. The students were introduced to concept of geometry and extraction of dye from fallen flowers in a playway method. The teachers of the school also participated in the event.
Sources said that the school was run by Mr. Johnson Engleng and his family to provide basic education to the underprivileged students of the villages. Dr. Jayanta Sharma, a renowned science communicator of Assam along with Dr. Kalloli Dutta, Sarlongjon Teron, Rowel Engti and Rituparna Bhattacharya of Aaranyak were present at the celebration.
Aaranyak is working with the communities and their kids in the surrounding villages of Kaziranga including few villages in nearby Karbi Anglong to promote community participation in conservation of Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Landscape. Aaranyak promotes participatory natural resource management as means to self employment, livelihood security and nature protection to achieve Sustainable Development Goals at local level in the Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Landscape.