Imphal June 8,
Manipur Updates a Whatsapp group is organising a tree plantation programme at Marjing Polo Complex, Heingang on 9th June, 2019 at 6:00 am as a part of its "Mission Green Manipur" programme which was launched on 12th May, 2019 at Kangla fort. The tree plantation program will be attended by Hiyainu, Wife of Hon'ble Chief Minister N Biren Singh,Adhyakshya (l/E),SP(I/E), D.C. (l/E) and Director of Manipur tourism.
Mission Green Manipur is an initiative by “Manipur Updates’ the Whatsapp Group” is compromising of likeminded people who join hand to hand together from various region of Manipur. Since its formation, the group has been organising different forms of programmes on giving esteem effort towards achieving social responsibility for all the needy people. The group’s motto is “We for You” meaning the group participate in any kind of activities for growing together in nation building and making equality of all in all prospect of the society.
So far, the said group has organised various events and programme towards economic and environment activities in different regions of the state. The group had donated a sum of Rs.8,400 to one Malem undergoing treatment at RIMS, donated Rs.30,012 to Ksh. Ajit of Khundrakpam who was paralysed in an accident, donated a sum of Rs. 25,080 to Rameshwori of Naoremthong Laishram Leirak for Kidney transplantation and currently working on its ongoing ambitious project “Mission Green Manipur” to safeguard wildlife and protect environment.
As a part of Mission Green Manipur, the group has already planted more than 350 saplings at different parts of the state like Kangla, Khongjom War Memorial, CC Higher Secondary School, Kekrupat and Imphal East Police Station.
Also, the group has distributed saplings to Imphal East PS and different clubs of different localities.
Speaking to Imphal Times over telephone, Executive Member Chitrasen Shijagurumayum said, “the need of plantation at this critical juncture of Global warming is very much needed. Due to the pressures of overconsumption, population growth and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. Our objectives are to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment and, where possible, to repair damage and reverse trends.” Chitrasen further added that “the groups objective is to plant trees at the maximum level to help at some extent in curbing current Global Warming issues, to reverse land degradation and to mitigate climate change.” He stressed on protection of indigenous plants of Manipur and to water the planted trees on regular basis.
The group has set a target to plant more than 3000 saplings at different parts of the state during this Monsoon season.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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