Kangpokpi: Considering the alarming state of affairs owing to the dreaded COVID-19 second wave and breakneck surge of its infection and fatalities, the Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt. Koubru (COPPK) has earnestly appealed to the denizens of the State both from the valley and hills to desist from trekking Mt. Koubru during the Covid pandemic.During a press conference held at KSO Administrative office at Kangpokpi DHQs, COPPK Secretary Dr. Lamtinthang Haokip said that the second wave of COVID-19 has extremely hit hard the nation as well as the State and it has become colossally dangerous for human being if not given extreme precautions in all angle.However, despite of the state Government and other departments in collaboration with various like-minded civil society organizations who are working tirelessly in advocating the appropriate behaviours, preventive measures and guidelines to be followed by the people to contain the pandemic, most people are still seen in a state of quietude over the dreaded second wave of COVID-19, he added.He continued that trekking Mt. Koubru at this juncture has also become quite high-risk in spreading the dreadful virus which could ultimately lead the state into a deep trouble while positive case among the trekkers had also been already detected.Therefore, I made a sincere appealed and begged the people of Manipur both from the valley and the hills to refrain ourselves from trekking the Mt. Koubru at this alarming situation, he said and added that when this disturbing pandemic is over or contained let us all climb together to worship or embark on various activities to bring back the past glory, its originality and essence of our beautiful and pride of the state, the Mt. Koubru.To refrain from trekking Mt. Koubru at this juncture will be considered one of the highest humanity shown towards human being during this pandemic situation, he asserted.Dr. Lamtinthang Haokip said that as agreed in principle on April 20, COPPK in consultation with the concerned department and the area chiefs would embark on a massive tree plantation at Mt. Koubru range after the pandemic is over or controlled.In connection with the Mt. Koubru impasse, Dr. Lamtinthang Haokip maintained that unless the matter is amicably resolve at the CM’s table, the Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt. Koubru stand and uphold the agreement signed on April 20 with the Government representatives.He then said that with the request of Saitu AC MLA, Ngamthang Haokip, who is also the advisor to CM, the Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt. Koubru also made a sincere appeal to all the people of Manipur from the valley and hills as well as from any corners of the country and abroad to avoid vested press release or sharing opinions or views on Mt. Koubru impasse, which is yet to be resolve amicably on CM’s table, in any form of communication be it newspapers, television or social networking site which could ignite communal disharmony.He also said that the Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt. Koubru will not be responsible if the sincere appeal is defy and hamper the initiative for honourable solution.He further said that such individuals or groups indulging in vested press release, sharing opinions or views shall be solely held responsible for any inconvenience or untoward incidents as such opinions or views is not the opinions, ideas and views of the committee.