As a part of global observance, Bamboo Foundation Manipur today observed World Bamboo Day at Hangel Wakon, Awang Potsangbam Khunou, Imphal East.The observance was attended by H. Brajamani Sharma, IFS, State Mission Director (NBM), Manipur, Chingtam Luwang, President BFM, Wangkhemcha Shyamjai, President AMWJU, Dr. T.B. Singh, Lecturer, Oriental College, Th. Bhogen Singh, JSO, Directorate of Environment, N. Somorendro, ASMD and Th. Chandramani, President, Hangel Wakon Environment Research Foundation as chief guest, president and guests of honor respectively.Speaking during the function, Wangkhemcha Shyamjai, President, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union said that the first World Bamboo Day was observed in Thailand to safe a desert in the year 2009. After plating bamboo and other plats the desert has become a forest called Royal Forest. He further said that Manipur can learn a lot from this.There are 86 varieties of bamboo in Manipur. Out of this some varieties are about to extinct. It is time to know the importance and uses of bamboo. Plantation of bamboo can be source of income for many people as it takes lesser time to attain its maturity.