With the aim to address and create sustainable awareness on climate change in the region, the apex student body of the northern Tangkhul region – Raphei Katamnao Long (RKL) – joined the global community as it celebrated the World Environment Day under the theme “Ecosystem Restoration” distributing tree saplings to its units.
Sponsored by Ukhrul district forest department (DFD), RKL executives in strict compliance laid down SOP visited various unit villages of the area and distributed tree saplings in their bid to usher a better world by encouraging people to plant more trees for a better and cleaner environment.
Speaking to Ukhrul Times, RKL president Somipam Vashum said RKL is ready to tie up with the Forest Department to act as the catalyst of change to restore ‘Ecosystem’ in the region and make our planet a better place conducive for every creature to flourish and live – big or small. The idea of “tree saplings distribution’ is to instill the importance of conserving ecosystem when the students are young and enthusiastic, adding that even at this time of pandemic, we decided to celebrate World Environment Day by distributing saplings to the ‘Student Unit Leaders’ by following strict SOP so that we don’t let this event passed in vain, Vashum pointed out commenting on the significance of tree plantation.
The distribution of tree saplings from Langdang to Tusom village was led by RKL president Somipam Vashum, while Halang to Peh team was supervised by general secretary Rewardee Sasa.
Meanwhile, Rewardee Sasa general secretary RKL exerted that the union would distribute units left untouched in their upcoming next detour, and urged the federating unit presidents and members to give their concerted effort and cooperation so that the ecosystem restoration measures initiated by the team reap the dividends it aims to leverage through tree plantation and other eco-friendly initiative the union plans to take up in the region.
Raphei region in north of Ukhrul district is endowed with myriads of natural beauty. The place though is a delight of the nature lovers, is not without human interference. If the dwellers are to redeem the rich forest cover and scenic beauty it boasts off and offers, a way out must be find by making the task of protecting and preserving a collective onus while creating a sustainable way of living.
Making the challenges being posed by the climate change as its shared responsibility, the student union had issued a statement directing all the units under its ambit to preserve and protect the region’s rich flora and fauna and forest. It had also asked unit presidents to ensure that forest fire, hunting and poaching of animal and birds is put to an end and urged to strictly monitored and implement the same.