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One-Day Workshop on Plastic Pollution

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CC Pur, Sept. 26

The Siandur Enviro Pvt. Ltd, Shillong and IQAC, Rayburn College organized an orientation programme for teachers and students on theme of ‘One-Day Workshop on Plastic Pollution, Problems & Solution’ at Rayburn College, Churachandpur. The teachers and students from Rayburn College took part in the event, which also saw Prof. N Muhindro Singh, Chairman, Manipur State Planning Board Steering Committee speaking. The workshop was organized as part of an ‘Environment Education, Awareness and Training’ to further strengthen and support on the ban of Plastics and the hazardous impact of Plastic Wastes in the District.

While Thangboi Gangte, MCS, ADC Churachandpur stressed that single use plastics be banned in the beautiful town of Churachandpur. He also deliberated on illicit poppy cultivation in the hills of Churachandpur as it constitute one such environmental pollution where chemicals was used to cultivate the poppy to fertilize the land which in turn pollute the source of water catchment area. He added, if we pollute our environment by destroying the beautiful jungle for cultivating illicit opium then we are not only compromising the future generation to meet their own need but we are compromising this generation itself. He urged the students, as responsible citizens and students to take a stand today and be a torch-bearer in the form of illicit poppy cultivation and large scale deforestation.       

T Paukhanlian, Hon’ble Chairman, ADCC shared that though we are aware of the ill effects of single use plastics but we are not being able to do enough to avoid their ill effects. He invited attention towards the poisonous effects of single use plastics as plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. It can take hundreds or even thousands of years for plastic to break down, so the damage to the environment is long-lasting, added the Chairman. He stressed, the earth that we are living fails to produce enough water to drink, extreme climate because we didn’t nurture our mother earth enough. He expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister and the present State Government in their ideals for a pollution free India. CT Lian, Hon’ble Member, ADC Churachandpur; Kh Tomba Singh, Scientist C, Manipur Pollution Control Board; Vivek Kumar, Environmentalist & Director (Co-Founder) of The Siandur Enviro Pvt. Ltd, Shillong and Khen P Tombing, Principal of Rayburn College were among others who attended the programme as dignitaries.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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