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Catholic faithful celebrate Earth Day

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, April 27: More than 150 individuals including brothers, sisters and students from around fifteen catholic institutions gathered at Don Bosco Square on Saturday to celebrate Earth day, under the theme, ‘Planet vs Plastic’.
The ecological awareness programme was emceed by Prettysha Riahtam RNDM, and the FMA sisters from Auxilium, Nongthymmai captivated the audience with dance performance highlighting the importance of caring for Mother Earth.
The event also had PS Nongkynrih, Chairman of Laitumkhrah Dorbar, who emphasised more action and fewer words. Following his speech, the Loreto Convent hostel girls presented a street play, highlighting the prevention of littering and deforestation, urging everyone to plant trees.
The Don Bosco Tech School boarders then led a rendition of ‘Heal the World’, with the entire group joining in, spreading a message of unity and hope through song.
The RNDM sisters and aspirants concluded the performances with a song and dance titled ‘We are Connected’, while in his closing remarks, Brother Sunil Britto CFC, the main organiser of the event, expressed gratitude to all participants and reflected on the theme of Earth Day 2024.
The event culminated in a collective cleaning drive, where participants split into seven groups and embarked on cleaning initiatives in seven directions.
Earlier in the day, similar ecological awareness programs and cleaning drives were organized at Shillong Peak and Mawlai Madan by local religious.

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