International Biodiversity Day observed across districts
Source: The Sangai Express / Mungchan Zimik

Ukl/Spt/Tbl/Kak/Jiri/Tpl, May 22 2019: A lengthy deliberation on diversity of life in the planet was held as part of the celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity at Ukhrul district.

Rinshang Pheiray, speaking as a resource person, spoke on the interrelation of all living organisms that are found in the planet.

He said that disturbing the web of life would cause severe ecological imbalances and endanger the existence of living beings in the whole ecosystem.

Land, water, forest and life are the basic diversified components of the biosphere which provide habitation for all organisms.

DFO, Ukhrul Shanngam (IFS) elaborated on the relevance of the theme "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health" of the International Biodiversity Day.

He said that all living organisms, whether big or small, play vital roles in the environment.

Citing the role of bees, he stressed on the importance of bee pollination in survival.

He highlighted the role and responsibilities of Biodiversity Management Committee in their respective villages.

Preservation and protection of the biodiversity is a collective responsibility for a sustainable life, he added.

Gajendra Prasad Mohanty, Project Director PASDO, Ukhrul maintained that the main purpose of celebrating the day is to create massive awareness on the need of conserving biodiversity.

He said that PASDO in collaboration with the Ukhrul villages constituted 20 Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC).

PASDO, as part of intensification of awareness campaign programme, organised a three day capacitation programme for BMC villages under the aegis of Ukhrul Forest Division.

As part of the celebration, a drawing and painting competition was organised for the students.

Headmen, BMC members, schools students and PASDO staff attended the celebration held at Phila Food Training Centre, PASDO office Complex Khuilungtang Dungrei Hungpung, Ukhrul district.

SENAPATI: Joining the rest of the world, the Senapati Forest Division observed the 'International Biological Diversity Day at Mt Everest Hr Sec School, Taphou in Senapati district under the theme, "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health." The programme was attended by Dr V Alexander Pao, ex-MLA & proprietor of Mt Everest Hr Sec School & College; D John Sha, MFS, DFO, Senapati; Gonmei, Acting Principal, Mt Everest College; Dr Vijaya Devi, Principal, B Ed; Dr Ngamboi, Co-ordinator, IGNOU; staff of the Senapati Forest Division and students.

As part of the programme, painting competition under the same theme was also held for 2 different categories - for Class IX & X and for Class XI & XII in which students of different schools from the district including Mt Everest Hr Sec School; Lao Radiant Hr Sec School; Mt Zion Hr Sec School; Bethany Hr Sec School; Don Bosco Hr Sec School; Sardar Patel High School, Mao; St Anthony High School; Brook Dale Hr Sec School; Govt High Schools such as Paomata Govt High School and Oinam Hill Govt High School took part in the competition.

Meanwhile, Mao Area Biodiversity Management Committee observed the International Biodiversity Day on the theme "Our Biodiversity Our food and Our health" at Tadubi town Hall.

More than 100 people participated in the programme.

THOUBAL: In view of the celebration of International Biodiversity Day across the universe, Divisional Forest Office Thoubal in association with Wildlife & Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur observed the day at Divisional Forest Office Thoubal auditorium today.

Thoubal Forest Division DFO Debala Laiphrakpam, Wildlife & Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur president Rabi and Kakching Range Forest Officer N Iboyaima attended the event as dignitaries.

Winners of the painting competition which was held in connection with the day on May 19 and participated by students from class V till XII were felicitated as well.

TENGNOUPAL: The International Day for Biodiversity was also organised by Divisional Forest Officer, Tengnoupal Forest Division at Pallel High School today.

Divisional Forest Officer, Tengnoupal Forest Division Elangbam Home, Range Forest Officer Moreh N Santosh, Range Forest Officer, Tengnoupal H Imo Sharma, Pallel High School Headmaster S Manichou, Forest Department officials attended the programme.

E Home enlightened the gathering on the objective and importance of organising International Biodiversity Day.

Winners of the one day district level painting competition which was conducted under the theme "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health" were received as part of the function.

An awareness trip using loud speakers, spreading the message of biodiversity was taken out from Chandel to Pallel.

JIRIBAM: Meanwhile, the two days observation of International Biodiversity Day, organised by Manipur Biodiversity Board, Forest Head Office, Sanjenthong and DFO Jiribam, wrapped up at Jiribam Model High School today.

Adhyaksha Jiribam, Kh Janaki, DFO, Jiribam Forest Division Ch Ibomcha and JMH School Principal Philip Kamei attended the function as dignitaries.

The dignitaries planted tree saplings with an aim to protect biodiversity, reports our correspondent.

A painting competition was also held in which over 41 students participated and winners of the competition were also awarded by the dignitaries.

Speaking at the function, Adhyaksha Janaki stated that humans depend on the nature to survive and the humans repay the kindness with deforestation and exploitation.

She appealed all to be more responsible and conscious about the environment and halt doing things that are harmful to the ecosystem.

BISHNUPUR: Painting and Slogan Writing Competition was held on the occasion of 'International Day for Biological Diversity Day' at Khordak in Thanga AC, Bishnupur District on the theme 'Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism' today.

The observance function was organized by Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun in association with Manipur Forest Department in which up-pradhan Kha- Thinungei GP, Ningthoujam Krishnakumari; range officer, Keibul Lamjao National Park II, Md Talif Khan; local senior citizen Tongbram Engellei and Ningthoujam Sobha Singh attended as presidium members.

Oinam Maipakchao Singh, LEDO Thanga spoke on 'Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism' as resource person.

A total of 51 students from 6 different schools took part in the painting and slogan writing competition on the theme 'Our Diversity Our Sangai' .

TAMENGLONG: International Day of Biodiversity 2019 was held at United Builders School under the theme "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health" today.

Arun RS, DFO Tamenglong; Dr Chambo Gonmei, CMO Tamenglong cum Hony Wildlife Warden; Kh Hitler, RFO Tamenglong and S Khogen, RFO Tamei attended the valedictory function as dignitaries.

Spot painting competition in two categories - Class IX to Class X and Class XI to XII were held.

Members of Rainforest Club Tamenglong and about seventy students took part in the awareness and valedictory programme besides staff of Tamenglong Forest Division.

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