Techie Raja Nong Chik goes green!
Posted by anak wilayah on July 1, 2009
One of the many reasons for my recent interest and support towards Raja Nong Chik is his tech savvy approach to serve the people. While browsing the NST online version, i was pleased to see that Raja Nong Chik is also using his time and energy to encourage KL lites especially young ones to appreciate nature. In an event in SK TTDI 1, Raja Nong Chik gave encouragements and advise on the environment. Also, Raja Nong Chik personally planted trees along with teachers and students! Below is the article from NST:
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin has urged schools to plant trees.
In praising SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 1 (SK TTDI 1) for its efforts in planting rainforest trees, he said such initiatives would instil a love for the environment among children.
“It will also teach them the importance of caring for Mother Nature. City Hall also welcomes those who wish to plant trees at empty spaces, including reserved lands,” he said at the launch of the “Meranti Sengkawang Merah” (Shorea singkawang) tree-planting project at the school recently.
The project was carried out under the school’s Scouts Jungle Ambassador Programme.
SK TTDI 1 is the first school in Kuala Lumpur to plant the rainforest trees. It had raised funds to buy the trees from the Forest Research Institute Malaysia at RM6 each.
“We hope that other schools in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia will conduct such programmes, especially the planting of trees which are threatened by habitat loss due to logging activities and development,” Raja Nong Chik said.
Kuala Lumpur Education Department director Sulaiman Wak said tree planting in schools were included in the Education Ministry’s 3K effort which emphasised cleanliness, safety and health.
Raja Nong Chik and Sulaiman had earlier joined the students and members of the Parent-Teacher Association to plant more than 300 trees outside the school’s compound.
I’m a firm believer of sustainable development. I hope having a leader like Raja Nong Chik who is techie and loves the environment will push Malaysia to adopt green technology.