India – Offerings of a new dawn with a green fantastic journey

09 February 2022

(ANS – Dimapur) – Fr. Biju Michael, the Regional Councillor for South Asia, inaugurated the 10-year action plan for Greening Dimapur Province by the promulgation of “DON BOSCO GREEN PROTOCOL” at 10.30 am on Sunday 6th February 2022 at a green ceremony at the Provincial House, Dimapur. The inauguration comes ahead of his extraordinary visitation of the province of Dimapur as well as marking the centenary of the arrival of the Salesians to Northeast India.

Fr. Regional released the GREEN PROTOCOL at a colourful ceremony attended by Fr. Jose Kuruvachira, the Provincial, some of the council members as well as the junior priests of the province. Those on the stage wore the prototype of the green T-shirts that the students of our schools and colleges hope to wear, to spread the green message “Be Clean, Be Green, and Grow to be Happy, and Be Kind to everything that Lives”. The Regional also released the Lessons on Green (LoG) series on the expected outcome of the Green Policy as well as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). He lauded the efforts that Fr. Andrew Xavier and the commission are making to carry forward this Green Dream and for giving the mantra of turning “ordinary into extraordinary” by green-habit formation at an early stage.

The Green Protocol has 12 chapters beginning with “A Green Spiritual Movement”, preserving and conserving our Common Home, strategies to attain green identity, green auditing, waste management, and ending with “Institutional and Personal Targets” in a span of 10 years. The book presents Severn Suzuki, Greta Thunberg, Vinisha Umashankar, and Valentina Elangbam as young green champions and offers Jadav Payeng, the Forest Man of India, as a man worth following. The dream goes on because we are Pilgrims of Hope.

Fr. Andrew Xavier, SDB


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