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DIMAPUR, Sept 16: World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally held every year on 18th September. Where bamboo grows naturally, bamboo has been a daily element, but its utilization has not always been sustainable due to exploitation. The World Bamboo Organization aims to bring the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure – to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.
Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency will join the rest of the World Bamboo Organization on this day of natural celebration, with the objective of promoting a lifestyle called bamboo and empowering the bamboo crafts persons in the State. The celebration will be for two days 18th and 19th September, 2015 at the Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre (NBRC), 6th Mile, Sovima, Dimapur, and will feature exhibition and sale of various bamboo products including handicrafts, furniture, bamboo shoot pickle and the newly launched BBQ bamboo charcoal briquettes. Other recreational activities will include ‘Fun and Games’, bouncy castle for children, free Wi-Fi zone, food courts and music by DJs.
Inaugural programme will be held at 1:00 PM on 18th September at the ‘Green Circle’ Bamboo Amphitheatre (NBRC). The inaugural programme will feature a celebration song by the Patkai Higher Secondary School choir, awards for various sections of people involved in the bamboo industry and speech by the Team Leader of NBDA. The Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency has extended invitation to the public in general to come and be part of this celebration on these two days.