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Biswajit appeals to protect environment

 Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 16 2022: Forest and Science & Technology Minister Th Biswajit has appealed to all the people to take pro-active roles in protecting environment and ecology.

Biswajit was speaking at the World Ozone Day observation held at the auditorium of Manipur Science Centre, Takyelpat.

As recommended by the United Nations, the World Ozone Day is observed across the globe today and it was made necessary by anthropocentric activities, he said.

Earth is the only planet where living beings can survive.

Ozone layer depletion is very much related to the degeneration of natural environment.

Many technologies, gadgets and chemicals which are used for mankind's comfort are responsible for the depletion of ozone layer, the Forest Minister said.

He said that the past and present modes of living would determine the future mode of living.

Biswajit then underscored the growing need to do away with or replace those technologies and chemicals which are responsible for environmental degradation with technologies which are less harmful to the environment.

Science & Technology Director Homila Hongrei and Prof S Dorendrajit of Physics Department, Manipur University too attended the observation.

The World Ozone Day was also observed at DMU campus under the aegis of DM College of Science and DM College of Arts.

The observation held under the theme 'Montreal Protocol @35: Global cooperation Protecting Life on Earth' was sponsored by the Directorate of Environment.

DMU Vice Chancellor Prof N Rajmuhon spoke on how ozone absorbs ultraviolet radiation and other harmful rays from the Sun and protect life on Earth.

He also elaborated on the factors responsible for the depletion of ozone layer.

He too appealed to all the people to contribute whatever they can towards protecting environment.