World Environment day 2015 was observed on the 5th June under United Nation’s theme“Seven Billion people. One Planet.Consume with care.” at Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditoriumorganized by Directorate of Environment, Government of Manipur. The event wasobserved to make aware the common public about environmental issues. Environment Awareness Campaign is started to address environmental issues like wastage and losses of food, deforestation, increasing global warming and so on. Every year,the event is organized according to agiven particular theme and slogan of the year to bring effectiveness in the campaign all over the world.
Many Govt. Department representatives, Ngo’s, students participated in the function.
Dr. Y Nabachandra Singh, Joint Director of the Directorate gave the welcome address and keynote of the function.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the function,Shri P.C. Lawmkunga, IAS, Chief Secretary of Manipur stated that “It is our duty to preserve environment, observe cleanliness, save our ecosystem. Nobody from outside will protect for us, it is the time to put our fate together to protect from environment degradation.”
In the Guest of Honour’s speech, Dr. R.K. Nimai Singh, Consultant, Government of Manipur stated that “Climate change is a part of nature”. He also observed that “Climate is changing, the earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and is human-induced. With global warming on the increase, species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing.
Siroi Lily, a rare plant, seems unfit to grow on the soil of Kashong peak, an unspoiled forest habitat for many rare plants, animals and birds is no longer befriending with Siroi Lily anymore due to climate change and human’s manipulative attitude.
Message to Public:
- Govt. should change their policy for better future of Manipur.
- Let’s aware and consume natural resources with care.
- Let’s stop throwing garbage to drainage.
- Let’s keep drainage system neat and clean.
In the Guest of Honour’s speech, Dr. Kh. Shamungou, Chairman (SEIAA), Government of Manipur stated that “The Earth's natural resources are vital to the survival and development of the human population. However, these resources are limited by the Earth's capability to renew them. Fossil fuels and metal ores are non-renewable. Although many effects of over exploitation are felt locally.”
Speaking as guest of honour of the function, Dr. H. Nandiram Sharma, Chairman (SEAC), Government of Manipur stated that “California and Manipur share somewhat similar topography and talk about the differences in conservative methods and water management system in California.”
Shri. G. Tomba Sharma, Member (SEAC), Manipur talked about effects and factor of Climate change. Lastly, His message to the audience was “Let save our sweet home, Earth”.
During the function, Directorate of environment, Government of Manipur had selected 24 (Twenty Four) NGOs and Firms for awarding “Environment Award 2015” based on their work relating to environmentrelated issues. Awards were handed over by the respected Chief Guest, Guests of Honour& President respectively.
Lastly, Dr. T. Brajakumar Singh, Research Officer of the Directorate addressed Vote of Thanks and gave appreciation note to the respected Chief Guest, Guests of Honour & President for their valuable speech on the theme “Seven Billion Dream. One Planet. Consume with Care.”
List of the selected NGOs, Firms and persons awarded the “Environment Award 2015” by the Directorate :
Alliance for Development Alternatives – Manipur
Centre for Research on Environmental Development
Imphal East District Boyscouts and Girls Guides Association
Kanglei Economic Development Organisation
M/s Khaba Waste Management System, Manipur (KWAMS)
Manipur Adventure and Allied Sports Institute
North East Border Area Development Organisation Manipur
Royal Riders Manipur
Rural Health Organisation
Seven Security Force
Students Welfare Committee
TACDEF Solid Waste Management of Manipur
Tokpa Nature Club
World Social Forum, Manipur
Ch. Joykumar Sharma
Dr. Arambam Sanatomba Singh
Dr. Tilak Raj Singh
Huirem Mukundo Singh
Ningthoujam Shyamkishor Singh
Rajib Das Kangabam
R.K. Robindro Singh