Fabric Of Nature With Contemporary Society Of Manipur

Huirem Bharat Meitei *

World Environment Day 2013 Think. Eat. Save
Manipur Pony at Lai Lam Thokpa from Lai Haraoba at KhunthokHanbi on 19 May 2013 :: Pix - Deepak Oinam

From the beginning of the Big bang to the formation of Organic material for the life, from the early civilization lead by Neanderthal man (1400 cc) to the present Homo Sapiens Sapiens (1360 cc), through Natural evolution, human beings try to adapt with their surrounding environment by gradual changes and descent modification which leads to near perfection to suit the environment, best of them is selected through Darwin Natural selection process.

History has witnessed 5 great mass extinctions at different stages of evolution of Earth. It is a process of nature which can't be denied, but the coming mass extinction is the Human made and it will occur very soon if we exploit our nature horribly and severely i.e. Global warming, Green House effect, Solar Flare Radiation, Atomic radiation, War, recent exploration of fossil fuel at Antarctica are just the tip of Iceberg which Human exploit to our mother nature to get our comfort.

Now let us come to our local level, what we can do in order to save the memogate exploitation of the Environment in our mother land Manipur. There is a saying that. ''Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today".

Now time has come for us to save the Nature at least to some extent. Some of the measures are going to be highlighted which can implement by our state government and people side by side.


Famous Manipur Pony (Equus ferus Caballus) which is one of the rarest animals on Earth and the soul driver of the modern polo sport are going to extinct if they are not supported by us. In the olden days, they are our guardian, protector for us and for our land. They explore the dense forest of Myanmar and many regions and stand boldly to guard our civilization from intruders.

But now these animals are just an unattended vagabond and uncared animal. So, if these animals were given any works than their population and popularity will surely increase.

If they are absorbed in Manipur Police department as a vehicle of petrol unit instead of riding motor bike by commandos and traffic police; and if Pony is use by city police and traffic police then it is the answer to save these animals and this will boost the step to save carbon emission as well.


We all notice the crowded and congested parking sites in front of Sahid Minar and Gambhir Shopping Complex. If the Government constructed a foot over bridge at this route then it will curb the crowded situation and it will not block the smooth flow of traffic.


As the price of the Hydro Carbon will increase and a point will come of acute shortage due to exhaust of the fuel, before that, if the government introduces exclusive lane for bicycle with trees and greenery side by side which can be put up at most important routes like Governor Road, Babupura Road, Uripok, Keishampat, Sagolband Road, etc, lots of people, specially the youth, will be attracted to choose bicycle and this will help in saving the environment from degradation to some extent.


Kangla is going to be one of the most important historical sites of tourist attractions and will gain the recognition of world ancient heritage site soon. The Kangla fort is the main source of inspiration for us which must be shown to the world of our rich heritage, what our forefathers have handed to us.

Taking into consideration of these facts, if we introduce horse carts with affordable price to roam inside Kangla, then it will attract more tourists and in return more revenue would be generated for the state government.


The Imphal and Nambul river which are like the arteries of Imphal city must be kept clear and clean at any possible way. This should be done with a vision and stead fast action like the Ganga action plan or which is done for river Thames of London after industrial revolution. This will help to decrease the pollution level for Loktak lake also (largest fresh water lake in North eastern region). These two rivers will be the mirror and the litmus test of the Imphal city towards protection of environment and nature.

As the old adage goes, ''with the great power comes greater responsibility", we all believe that the government under the patronage of Chief Minister O. Ibobi has the responsibility of making Manipur brighter and developed.

This is the time for the Chief Minister to show to the world what he has done for the future and moreover what we can give to the future generation. Planning is necessary today for a better tomorrow, because the future belongs to those who make hard decisions today.

* Huirem Bharat Meitei wrote this article for Hueiyen Lanpao (English Edition)
The writer is Secretary, Naharol Choukathanba Kanglup, Uripok
This article was posted on June 06, 2013.

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