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Manipur observes World Environment Day with vigorous tree plantations and awareness drives

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Manipur observes World Environment Day with vigorous tree plantations and awareness drives

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Imphal, June 5:

In a robust observance of World Environment Day 2024, various organizations and institutions across Manipur came together to organize tree plantation drives and raise awareness about environmental issues. This year’s theme, “Land Restoration, Desertification & Drought Resilience,” served as a rallying point for community action and education.
TG Higher Secondary School Event
The National Program on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) under the National Health Mission, Manipur, commemorated World Environment Day with a significant event at TG Higher Secondary School in Imphal. Dr. O. Sanahanbi Devi, Director of Health Services for the Government of Manipur, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, emphasizing the critical importance of land restoration and resilience against desertification and drought, particularly in the context of climate change’s impact on human health.
Dr. Somorjit Ningombam, State Mission Director of NHM, Manipur, highlighted ongoing efforts to integrate climate change considerations into health strategies. Vinita Elangbam, Principal of TG Higher Secondary School, welcomed participants and stressed the importance of educating the younger generation about sustainable practices.
Khongnangthaba University Initiative
Khongnangthaba University, in collaboration with the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, marked the day with a focus on land restoration. Dr. Atom Sunil Singh, Registrar, emphasized collective action in addressing environmental challenges, while Dr. Johnson Luwang Wahengbam discussed sustainable resource management and the importance of reducing plastic usage.
Professor Naorem Joykumar Singh, Vice Chancellor, attributed recent flooding issues in Manipur to human-induced environmental degradation, urging a reevaluation of development practices. Dr. A. Guneshwor Sharma, Dean and Director of AYUSH, called on youth to embrace environmental stewardship.
Tree Plantation Drive in Uripok
Uripok Apunba Lup, Uripok Nupi Apunba, and the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change organized a tree plantation drive along the median of Uripok main road. This initiative aims to combat climate change and mitigate deforestation effects. Community members and officials actively participated, highlighting the importance of reforestation in addressing climate change.
Kh. Tarunkumar, Vice President of Uripok Apunba Lup, emphasized the significance of these efforts, noting that tree planting is crucial for creating a sustainable future and combating environmental degradation.
KSA’s Eco-Restoration Efforts
The Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) organized a tree plantation program at Awa Hills in Imphal East district, focusing on eco-restoration. Members of the district and zonal councils planted trees to promote ecological balance and biodiversity.
Langoljam Rajesh, Publicity Secretary of KSA, underscored the importance of such activities in fostering a sustainable environment. He highlighted that eco-restoration efforts are crucial in addressing environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
These varied and vigorous activities across Manipur on World Environment Day underscore the region’s commitment to environmental conservation and the importance of community involvement in sustainable practices. The focus on tree plantations and awareness drives serves as a crucial step towards combating climate change, restoring degraded lands, and building resilience against desertification and drought.

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