THOUBAL: The inter-village road that connects Lamjao and Hiyanglam of Kakching District has been christened ‘Bokul Road’ after 180 Bokul saplings were planted on both sides of the road stretch.
The mass Bokul tree plantation event and christening of the road was organised by Lamjao Part (I) Development Association.
Taking part at the Bokul saplings plantation event, Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency MLA Dr. Y. Radheshyam, who is also the chairman of MANIDCO, lauded the club for taking up a great initiative and also explained the medicinal properties of Bokul trees in detail. The MLA also requested the local club volunteers and general public of the area to make the saplings fully grow. “Let us make Bokul Road the most beautiful one and comfortable to walk where plenty of fresh air prevails” he added.
With regards to COVID-19, the MLA said that these were crucial times and only fencing localities and lanes will not help contain the virus or bring about a solution but rather a hindrance. Hence we should stop all such activities and instead maintain proper SOP guidelines and join hands to defeat the dreaded Covid 19, the MLA suggested.
While speaking at the event, Range Forest Officer Kakching Naorem Munal Meitei with COVID-19 taking to community transmission, it won’t be right for to keep aside and ignore the environment. We should combat the dreaded virus together and by the by we should also ponder over the saving of environment together, he pleaded.
He said that during such a time of crisis, the Lamjao part (i) Development Association had profoundly performed a gigantic work of planting 180 numbers of Bokul saplings along the stretch of two kilometres long road and christening the road as “Bokul Road”. It was indeed a great job, he lauded.
Saying that such christening of road as Bokul Road, Leihao Road, Uningthou Road etc.. might make us feel closer to environment, Munal Metei stated that it was really a good step. “Let us make our state a beautiful land to live in by planting more trees of same species in every road or lanes as did at Lamjao today,” the forest officer appealed.
The event witnessed the presence of Brand Ambassador, Green Manipur Mission, Miss Valentina Elangbam, Ex- Pradhan, Mayeng Lamjao GP M. Gyanendro, Ex- Pradhan Hiyanglam GP E. Rajen, Up- Pradhan Y. Rameshwor, A/I, ZEO Kakching Ch. Manishwor and other ward members of the village.