Senapati: Purul Youth and Students’ Organization (PYSO) carried out a community tree plantation campaign on the theme “Plant Trees, Go Green” along its inter-village road. More than five hundred saplings of Apple-Blossom Cassia (Cassia javanica) and Red Gulmohar (Delonix regia) were planted with several village participants of all age groups partaking in the campaign.
To add fervour and enthusiasm, the participants took an oath to protect the saplings and accepted the responsibility for their growth. Metal tree guards were installed as a symbolic gesture of commitment and security.
Speaking on the occasion, R.L. Nada, the convenor of the initiative asserted that the era of global warming has become pertinent for communities into ushering in the revolution of greening the environment. He further stated that the plantation campaign is envisioned to promote environmental stewardship and encourage a sense of planting trees as a service to humanity.
While expressing his gratitude, Samuel Lanah, president of the organization emphasized the importance of planting trees to mitigate global warming and climate change. He urged the youths to take equal responsibility in nurturing the plant until they attain maturity. He also expressed that conducting a nature-oriented drive would create a good sense of social responsibility amongst the children, youths, and students toward mother Earth.
Further highlighting on the significance of the conservation of forests, he stated that the government of Manipur aims to plant 75 lakh saplings across the state within August as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration to mark the 75th year of India’s Independence.
Dahiinii, a participant in the plantation campaign echoed, “Many times, it has become a convention to be dependent on government initiatives as our saving grace. This humble drive is a gentle reminder to every citizen that green living is a fundamental duty.”
The villagers gathered to show their commitment in response to fulfilling the objectives of the campaign. That is beautifying and creating a conservative approach towards a greener and healthier ecosystem. The attitude of the campaign also encompasses upgrading the environment while serving as a reflection on the sustainable initiative worthy of emulation by other communities.
The Green Initiative ended with a brainstorming session amongst the participants for a consensus decision to monitor, review, and evaluate quarterly for a Green Purul: Vision 2030.