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Online seminar on youth and environment held

Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, September 24 2021: One-day international online seminar on youth and environment was organised on Friday to commemorate of the foundation day of National Service Scheme (NSS), 2021.In statement, MU Department of Yoga HoD Dr Maibam Nodiychand informed that the online seminar was jointly organised by Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment Network (BEENET) Manipur, Pole Star College, Manipur University NSS Cell and Department of Yoga.

During the inaugural session, chief guest of the online seminar Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) vice chancellor Prof N Rajamuhol highlighted that Biodiversity Conservation is the foremost responsibility of youth for a bright future and that the youth are the barometer of future of the society for taking major responsibility in safeguarding the environment.

As president of the online seminar, MU Department of Biochemistry Prof Debanan da S Ningthoujam likened forests to lungs of the Earth and wetlands like Loktak Lake its kidney.

As such, the faith of the Earth depends on health condition of forest and the wetland, he added.

Regional Directorate NSS Guwahati regional director Dipak Kumar and Directorate of Environment and Climate Change joint director Dr T Brajakumar Singh were the guests of honour of the function.

MU Department of Zoology HoD and BEETNET Manipur vice-president Prof N Muhilal Meitei delivered the keynote speech.

The technical session of the seminar was moderated by MU Department of Life Science retired Prof P Kumar while Department of Biochemistry assistant Prof Dr Senjam Sunil was the co-moderator and DMU Department of Chemistry assistant Prof Dr N Yaiphaba rapporteur.

Altogether five speakers from abroad and from within the country took part in the seminar.

Dr Maibam Nodiyachand spoke on the topic 'Youth Volunteerism'; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology.

Pune scientist-D Dr H Narendra on 'Global Climate Change & Rainfall'; School of Medicine, USA post- doctoral fellow Dr Thangal Yumnamcha on 'Environmental crisis'; KIIT Technology Business Incubator Bhubaneswar BRTC manager Dr Rajiv Kangabam on 'Loktak Lake: A Goldmine for Scientific Research'; and National University of Singapore (NUS) research associate Dr Chingakham Chinglenthoiba alias John on the topic 'Micro plastic is Everywhere'.

BEENET Manipur secretary S Bhubol delivered welcome address with valuable notes and Pole Star College Department of Political Science HoD and NSS-1 programme officer Dr Ng Jasantakumar presented the vote of thanks.

Department of Yoga guest faculty Dr Roshni Raj Laksmi compared the programme.

A total of 278 persons including academicians in environmental science, administrators, NSS programme officers, volunteers, MU faculties and academics living abroad participated in the online seminar.