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National Heritage and People’s Rights Protection Committee Nepal has celebrated the World Environment Day by holding various programs. The day was celebrated by giving awareness about the environment to the students of Janapriya Secondary School Simalchaur.

In the program, journalist and conservationist Krishna Mani Baral informed the students about the current situation of Phewatal. Baral showed photos and videos showing the condition of 20 years old Phewa lake and the current Phewa lake which is polluted due to human encroachment.

Kalyan Pant, member of the organization and Professor of Botany at Prithvi Narayan Campus, discussed the flora and fauna found in Pokhara and the surrounding area and its environment.

Thakur Prasad Baral, president of the organization, thought that such awareness programs by the students would help in environmental protection and sustainable environment. Stating that such programs have been very effective among the students in the recent stage, he said that heritage conservation, environment protection and human rights programs will be conducted in schools in the future as well..

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