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World Environment Day observed, tree plantation campaigns held

 Source: The Sangai Express

World Environment Day was observed

Imphal, June 05 2021: Different organisations/institutions observed 'World Environment Day' today at various places. Regional Institute of Medical Sciences

World Environment Day was observed at RIMS Mini Ground today organised by RIMS Students Union (RIMSSU).

The programme was attended by Prof A Santa Singh, Director, RIMS as chief guest and spoke on the importance of planting trees and making the environment greener.

A tree plantation programme was also conducted as part of the celebration at the campus of the institute which was participated by Prof Brogen Singh Akoijam (Dean Academics), Prof Sanjib Nepram (Chief Warden), Prof Th Meera Devi (Staff Advisor), members of RIMSSU, wardens and students.

Similar programme was also held at College of Nursing, RIMS

Central Agricultural University
Central Agricultural University (CAU) also observed World Environment Day under the theme 'Ecosystem Restoration' today and its constituent colleges and headquarters.

The programme was attended by Dr Anupam Mihraand, VC; Dr Basanta Singh, Director of Instruction; Prof Ph Ranjit Sharma, Director of Extension Education and others.

Dr Anupam Mihraand led the tree plantation and 1000 saplings were planted during the programme including varieties like peepal tree, curry lead, Indian bail, neem tree, mulberry, arecanut and black pepper.

Manipur University
World Environment Day was also celebrated at Manipur University organised by Fit India Campaign Committee and Fit India Club.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh planted a tree at the campus of Manipur University while he was visiting the Covid Care Centre in Manipur University campus in the presence of Prof S Sanatombi Singha, VC in-charge; Prof W Chandbabu Singh, Registrar; Lourembam Rameshwor, MLA Keirao AC and Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh, MLA Konthoujam AC amongst other.

FICC and FIC also planted trees within the campus of Manipur University and around Covid Care Centres.

All Manipur Students Union
AMSU planted trees at the resting site of Sapam Robinhood at Awa Ching today as a part of World Environment Day celebration.

Tree saplings were planted by volunteers of AMSU in strict observation of SOP as mandated by relevant Government authority.

Observation at Yaralpat
'Yaralpat Wetland Conservation', a committee under Yaralpat Integrated Farming Co-Operative Society Ltd also organised a low key observation of 'World Environment Day' at the society's office located at Yaralpat, Top Dusra, Imphal East.

The celebration of the World Environment Day started way back in 1974 and despite years of observation celebration some sections continued to harm the environment causing many ecological imbalances and other adverse effects, said the Yaralpat Integrated Farming Co-Operative Society Ltd in a press note.

A collective effort is required to curb activities which are harmful to the environment, the society said.

This year's theme of the day is 'ecosystem restoration', it said while adding that the society members planted trees to assist towards the cause and help reduce pollution, ecological imbalance and other undesirable effects caused due to deforestation and other activities.

The farmers under the society have taken up immense work to restore the former self of Yaralpat, it said while adding that birds and other animals have started showing up and feeding at the wetland (Yaralpat) again after years.

Expressing gratitude to all the members who played their part in protecting and restoring the wetland, the society also urged the Government to assist in conserving the wetland which has been providing many resources to people in and around Yaralpat.

MLA Karam Shyam also planted trees in Langthabal AC today as a part of World Environment Day celebration.

Manipur University Students' Union (MUSU), Communist Party of India Manipur State Council, The World Social Manipur, The Ideal Club, NG College, and Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha also observed World Environment Day today and organised tree plantation drives at various places.

People deliberated the importance of planting more trees to make the world a greener and better place in view of the environmental degradation and climate change happening because of widespread deforestation.