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World Earth Day observed

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, April 22 2024: As observed across the globe, the Directorate of Environment & Climate Change, Government of Manipur, celebrated World Earth Day at its premises in Porompat under the theme, "Planet vs Plastics".

It was attended by Prof N Rajmuhon Singh, Vice Chancellor, Dhanamanjuri University; M Joy Singh, Commissioner, MAHUD/IPR/Art & Culture and Dr T Brajakumar Singh, Director, Directorate of Environment & Climate Change as presidium members.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof N Rajmuhon said World Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 to raise awareness about the critical environmental challenges facing the planet and to mobilize efforts to address them.

He continued that this year's theme, "Planet vs Plastics" emphasizes the need for collective action to repair/heal the planet's ecosystems, combat climate change, and preserve biodiversity.

He also underscored the need to phase out single use plastics considering its detrimental effects on human & environmental health.

Similarly, World Earth Day was also observed at Thambalkhong Government Junior High School today jointly organized by the school, Sangai Trust Foundation and Professor Dr S Bhagyabati Devi, former Head of the Department of Medicine RIMS.

The main events of the observance include plantation of trees and presentation of awareness lectures on plastic pollution by the resource persons.

Dr S Bhagyabati delivered a lecture on the health hazards of plastic usage while Salam Prasanta Singh, Managing Trustee of the Sangai Trust Foundation spoke on the importance of reducing the usage of single use plastics and to strive for a plastic free environment.

As a part of the programme, Dr S Bhagyabati distributed free vitamin tablets to the students and taught self defense techniques to young girls.