Imphal: Union Minister of State, External Affairs and Education, Dr RK Ranjan urged for preserving sites which have been announced as Geoheritage sites in the state.
He mentioned the above statement while delivering a speech through video conference at a one day state level seminar on ‘Geoheritage Conservation and Loktak Lake’ held as a part of the observation of first international Geodiversity Day organised by Federation of Government College Teachers Association in collaboration with N.G College at the conference hall of N.G College.
He said Loktak Lake is also one of the Geoheritage sites, adding that there are many places in Manipur which have been announced as Geoheritage sites which include Khangkhui Cave and Tharon Cave.
He said that in the last few decades, environmental education and concepts have been put forward under the aegis of UNESCO.
Ranjan also stressed on the need of proper use of the natural resources and stated that the challenges will be eased with geoscience education and sustainable resolutions.
Convenor of the seminar, Dr N Somorendro stated that the seminar is organised as UNESCO announced October 6 as Geoheritage Day and with Geological Survey of India recognising Loktak Lake as a Geoheritage site.
Somorendro stated that the seminar was to discuss the problems faced by non living things and the knowledge of geosite, how the problems of climatic change, drought and flood can be handled. The seminar was taken part by 11 resource persons and different papers were delivered.
The seminar also deliberated on spreading more awareness to the people on the key issue.
The seminar was attended by Dean, School of Human and Environmental Science, Prof Soibam Ibotombi, Principal of N.G College, Ashok R.C, Principal of Thambal Marik College, Prof Kh Mohon Singh and Vice-President of FEGOCTA, K Sanaton Sharma as Presidium Members.