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Wildlife awareness prog held at Khanarok

Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, October 08 2021: A one-day awareness programme on wildlife was held at Khanarok village under Chanam Sandrok gram panchayat as part of the 66th Wildlife Week observance across the state.

The programme held under the aegis of Thoubal divisional forest officer had active participation of Khanarok villagers on different aspects of wildlife related issues in Manipur and elsewhere around the world.

Speaking as resource person, environmentalist Salam Rajesh stressed upon the participants the need to protect pollinators like bees, bats and other birds so that the chain of cycle in production of crops and fruit bearing trees continue healthily.

The relation between humans and their natural surroundings is very important to vitalise the local biological diversity that provides food, shelter and medicine, he said.

Local environmentalist T Rameshwor Singh elaborated on the multiple benefits of nature while reminiscing the abundance of local biodiversity in the years gone by.

Calling upon the locals to work for revitalisation of forests and wildlife in the area, Rameshwor appreciated Thoubal DFO and forest department for organising the event to rekindle interest in wildlife conservation.

National awardee Ngouba Thouna called upon the locals to take pride in the indigenous people's socio-cultural traits and to link this with their surroundings to further the objective of promoting healthy, natural environment and sustainable living.

The programme was attended by Chanam Sandrok GP representative Yensenbam Leibakchao as chief guest and Thoubal deputy range officer Md Aslam Khan and Ngouba Thouna as guests of honour.

The event was co-organised by OKHO Trust, Hiyanglam, Legal Aid Clinic, Hiyanglam and Decent Youth Club, Khanarok.