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Bishnupur district celebrates 69th Wildlife Week

Source: Chronicle News Service / DIO

Bishnupur, October 06 2023: Bishnupur dis trict on Friday celebrated the 69th Wildlife Week, 2023 under the theme "Our Wildlife, Our Pride" at Kiyamba Ningshing Shanglen.

As part of the celebration, deputy commissioner Lourembam Bikram flagged off a mobile anti-poaching campaign which will be conducted in and around Loktak Lake.

Speaking as the chief guest of the celebration, Bikram highlighted that Earth is a unique planet as it is capable of sustaining life with water and oxygen as the main sources of life and stressed that the sense of responsibility and consciousness in every one of us towards conserving wildlife can help in sustaining the environment.

He added that schools and other educational institutes should instil in their student a responsibility towards the environment.

Further, he pointed out that as disturbance in the food chain may result in a serious environmental issue every individual should contribute to the conservation of forests through responsible steps.

In his address, superintendent of police K Meghachandra Singh stressed on the importance of creating awareness of the issue among young students and said that such awareness campaign will help the young students understand the need for conserving wildlife and be aware of the Wildlife Protection Act.

While calling for abstention from poaching of birds and animals and highlighting laws under the Wildlife Protection Act, he said that killing, poaching, poisoning, or torturing animals are cognizable offenses punishable under the law.

Prizes for painting, essay, and slogan writing competitions were also distributed to the winners.

Certificate of appreciation was also presented to the wildlife rescuers during the celebration.

Bishnupur Forest Division divisional forest officer Dr Rebika Soibam, officials and students among others attended the celebration.