The Assam Science Society is creating the first microshoes in the college

The artificial forest at Lakhipur College in Goalpara County is based on a model by Japanese ecologist Akira Miyawaki

The artificial forest at Lakhipur College in Goalpara County is based on a model by Japanese ecologist Akira Miyawaki

The college in Goalpara County in western Assam has become the first in the country to have a microforest in collaboration with the Assam Scientific Society.

The artificial forest at Lakhipur College, about 165 km west of Guwahati, is based on the concept of Japanese botanist and ecologist Akira Miyawaki.

Opening the microforest on the college campus on Sunday, principal Mirza Mannaf said his team would make every effort to sustain a social environmental restoration project using available space in educational institutions.

“We hope that Lakhipur College will become the starting platform for a microforest campaign with the right strategies such as planting seedlings of indigenous trees and medicinal plants,” said Nurul Islam, secretary of the Lakhipur Science Society branch.

An expert on zoonoses and a researcher of medicinal plants, he pointed out the ecological factors in the transmission of diseases between humans and animals.

Bijuli Chakraborty, a biology teacher and member of the Assam Scientific Society, has elaborated extensively on various aspects of planting seedlings in educational institutions.

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