KANGPOKPI: Eden Estates in collaboration with Green Biotech Manipur organized organic awareness campaign on Saturday at Kangpokpi DHQs emphasizing on the importance of shifting from a traditional means of agriculture dependant on chemical fertilizers and pesticides to a more environmentally friendly approach.
Speaking to media persons, Thanglienhao Kipgen, the young and dynamic entrepreneur among the Kukis, who is the proprietor of the Eden Estates, said that the awareness campaign was organized to highlight the benefits of organic food and the introduction of sustainable agriculture to the Hill districts.
“In this day and age, we give little thought to what we put into our bodies, what we grow and what we wear. Even our food comes directly to our table, and yet we have little knowledge as to how it is grown, what was used to grow these vegetables and grains”, point out the young entrepreneur stating that as the saying goes, ‘You are what You Eat’, our physical and mental well-being is directly linked to what we eat and drink.
He also opined that we as a community are deeply rooted in our land and nature we should be good stewards to it.
He further said that as more and more people have become aware of the harmful effects of chemicals in what we eat, there is a growing market for an organic revolution that is both sustainable for the environment and the economy while adding that Green Biotech Manipur brought in its expertise in bio solutions for sustainable agriculture, its allied activities, and environment management.
The promising entrepreneur commented ‘Going Green’ is the only way we preserve our health, our environment and our pockets in the long run’ while adding that the awareness campaign was an initiative towards educating people about the health benefits of organic food, Organic farming, and waste management, as well as the economic potential that lay in moving towards a healthier lifestyle.
Various community leaders, farmers and many other stakeholders from across the district participated in the awareness program.