Green Run heralds awareness on afforestation in Assam

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Guwahati (Assam), Aug 30(ANI): A half-marathon christened 'Green Run' was held at Guwahati on Sunday to spread mass awareness on the benefits of tree plantation.

Organised by a premiere engineering institute, the event saw participation of around 400 people of all ages.

The participants and the organisers expressed the view that events like this would result in more and more people planting trees.

"It is a big message ('Green Run'). Grown-ups as well as kids are warming up for the run. I hope everyone participating will plant at least a tree to make Assam green," said Taibun Nisa, a former international athlete from Assam.

The half-marathon was classified into two categories, one for athletes and other for non-athletes.

For athletes, the participants were to run 21 kilometres, while in the non-athletic category, the distance was seven kilometres.

Deforestation accounts for up to 60 percent green house gases emission in developing countries like India. (ANI)

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