Headlines

By : Our Staff Reporter


Message effectively conveyed on Wetlands Day

Moirang river being cleaned on World Wetlands Day
Moirang river being cleaned on World Wetlands Day

IMPHAL, Feb 2: As in other parts of the world, World Wetlands Day 2014 was observed today at INA Memorial Auditorium, Moirang on the theme ‘Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth’.

The function was attended by LDA Project Director Th Ibobi, Thangjing Yageirel Marup Moirang president HC Sobha and IUCN Member (Deer Specialist) Dr Kh Shamungou as presidium members.

Social scientist Dr Dhanabir Laishram was the resource person of the function which was jointly organised by the Association of Science and Technology, Moirang Thangjing Yageirel Marup, Moirang Municipal Council and Loktak Development Authority (LDA).

Speaking at the gathering, Th Ibobi observed that Loktak lake is in great peril.

Observing World Wetlands Day is not enough he said, all sections of the society need to understand the underlying objective of observing the day and work accordingly to preserve Loktak Lake.

People have great responsibility to save the lake for future generations which is a home to a variety of flora and fauna and is also a source of livelihood for a large number of
people.

A booklet titled ‘Water birds of Loktak Lake’ was also released on the occasion.

HC Sobha said that the benefits provided by Loktak are immense. While enjoying these benefits, people need to work with a commitment to protect ecological balance of the lake.

Dr Kh Shamungou underscored the importance of collective efforts of the Government, civil organisations and the general public to get Loktak declared as a Ramsar Site.

Dr Dhanabir Laishram observed that Loktak is perfect site for taking up rural tourism, cultural tourism and eco-tourism.

In connection with the World Wetlands Day observance, Moirang Municipal Council staff and volunteers undertook a clean up exercise of Moirang river and surrounding areas of the INA complex.

A painting competition was also held for school children on the theme ‘Threat to Loktak Lake’ in two categories.

3-Feb-2014 / Our Staff Reporter
Facebook Twitter Google+ Addthis Email Digg

A comment on conflict mania in Manipur

Manipur was once proud of her several enviable names says,  ”a little paradise on earth”, “Switzerland of India”, or “a jewel of India”. It is, by now, rather absurd and embarrassing to think of Manipur with such optimistic view. No beauty remains static.....

30-Mar-2015 / P Kham Sian Muan Zou

AMSU decries pathetic education system

IMPHAL, Mar 29 : The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has said that the education system of the State is now in a complete disarray. From the primary level to university level, the education system is plagued with different forms of irregularity, AMSU .....

30-Mar-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

UCM condoles

United Committee Manipur (UCM ) has condoled the untimely demise of Sorokhaibam Sobita, who was seriously injured in the June 18 people’s uprising, which occurred in 2001. It may be mentioned that one of her limbs was amputated after she was hit by a bul.....

30-Mar-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

KSO, Moreh resolves

Chandel, Mar 29: The Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Moreh held an emergency meeting today and adopted various educational plans which are to be implemented within the jurisdiction of KSO Moreh, according to a statement issued by its general secretary......

30-Mar-2015 / Our Correspondent

Swine Flu claims 12 more lives

New Delhi, Mar 29: Swine Flu claimed the lives of 12 more persons taking the toll across the country to 2,035 while the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus inched towards the 34,000-mark. Union Health Ministry data said that till yesterday, as ma.....

30-Mar-2015 / Press Trust of India