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Think globally, act locally: Shyamkr

 APRIL 23, 2017


Imphal, Apr 22: The State-level ‘World Earth Day’ observance was held today at Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Com-pound, Imphal, on the theme ‘Environmental and Climate Literacy’ under the aegis of the Directorate of Environ-ment.

Speaking as the chief guest, Minister of Forests and Environment, Horticulture & Soil Conservation, MAHUD and Town Planning, Th Shyamkumar said that there is a collective need to think globally and act locally to protect environment adding that there is a need for a joint effort to protect the environment starting from the school level.

Shyamkumar also said that, students can plant saplings at their respective schools, residences and in their localities together with their elders.

He pointed out that in Government schools of Andro A/C, environmental protection is taken up from early stage and expressed hope that if, environmental protection is started from the school level then the initiative can be taken up simultaneously at regional, national and global levels.

Minister Shyamkumar said that the past generations were protecting the planet and now the time has come for the present generation to protect it for future generations.

He further said that, modernisation has had an ad- verse impact on the environment. “Diminishing green- eries in the hills, disappearance of lakes and birds are signs of environmental degradation. “Our State is abundant with natural resources but human greed has caused ecological imbalance resulting in natural calamities and global warming”, he added.  The Minister informed the gathering that, the concerned departments are discussing water conservation and environmental protection initiatives at various locations in the State, including Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Dzuko Valley, Kwatha village and Moreh.