KANGPOKPI: The Felicitation Programme of Online Poetry Competition on the occasion of World Environment Day 2020 under the aegis of Kholep Youth Club in collaboration with DFO, Kangpokpi and FEEDS Group of Institutions, Hengbung, was held on Saturday at Conference Hall, Vigyan Sadan, FEEDS Campus, Hengbung.
The august programme was grace by RK Ranjan Singh, Hon’ble MP, Lok Sabha; Chinpilhing Kipgen, DFO, Kangpokpi and Haokholet Kipgen, President FEEDS, Hengbung as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Functional President respectively.
Hosted Lallenmang Singsit, Asst. Project Officer, FEEDS, the programme started with an introductory notes and presentation of environment friendly Bamboo craft to the Guests by the organizing Coordinator, Dr. Lamtinthang Haokip on behalf of the Kholep Youth Club.
While taking due cognizance of depleting natural resources, the coordinator highlights the aims and objectives of conducting such Online Poetry Competition amidst Covid-19 Pandemic and stressed much on the need of preservation and conservation of our environment by unfolding the motto of Kholep Youth Club “Clean, Green and Healthy Kholep”.
Chinpilhing Kipgen, DFO, Kangpokpi stressed on the urgency of safeguarding our nature earth to prevent from the anger of the nature in the form of flood, landslide/mudslide, soil erosion, scarcity of water and air and other various natural calamities. She also encourage the youngsters to take extra miles in saving the environment while appealing various civil societies to cooperate with the district forest department to come forward for preserving and protecting the mother EARTH for our survival.
Haokholet Kipgen stressed the role of various communities residing at the range of Mount Koubru to start saving the environment, and appealed that the government must come forward in implementing various alternative means of livelihood for poor villagers in order to stop shifting/jhumming cultivation. While appreciating the initiatives of Kholep Youth Club in organizing such competition, he also appealed to the youths that nature offer us for so long, and now it’s time we offer them back and care for our environment.
While appreciating the organizing club, FEEDS and DFO Kangpokpi, RK Ranjan Singh, MP stressed on the relevance of saving environment and the role of youths in preserving and protecting the environment while adding that much more awareness in various means is the need of the hour so that every communities of the state can contribute and collectively protect the environment for our future generations.
A cash prize of Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 3000/- and Rs. 1000/- plus Certificate of Merit to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd position/winner and certificate of appreciation to the 6 consolation prize was awarded respectively by the Guests.
Lunginmang Kipgen (The Weeping Earth), Class-XII of St. Edmund’s Hr. Sec. School, Shillong, Thangminlun Haokip (The Twilight of Nature), Class-XII of EMRS Gamnom Sapormeina and Satlunlal Hmar (The Isle of the Earth), Class-XII of UNACCO School, Khongman begged the first, second and third position in the competition.
While expressing the heartfelt gratitude our partnership, i.e. FEEDS Hengbung and DFO, Kangpokpi who sponsored and facilitated in various capacities for the grant success of the competition, Lalcha Haokip, Adivor to Kholep Youth Club also congratulate and acknowledged the concern and enthusiasm of all the participants.
He also appealed to take part in all such initiatives in future. With his words of appreciation and thanks, the programme comes to an end with heavy refreshment after the programme.