Thoubal: As observed across the nation, Van Mahotsav was also observed with plantation of tree saplings at Komlakhong Chingthi area on Saturday, according to a release from Unique Wildlife Protection Committee Manipur.
The release signed by the Secretary UWLPC Irengbam Sanaton Meitei stated that the event was organised jointly by DCF Park and Sanctuary, Unique Wildlife Protection Committee Manipur, Komlakhong Youth Development Association. It is also said that Komlakhong Chingthi is an integral part of Keibul Lamjao National park.
Brand Ambassador, Green Manipur Mission Valentina Elangbam, Sanajaoba Khuraijam from DCF Park and Sanctuary, Officials from Forest Department, members from both KYDA and UWLPC, Officer in Charge of Komlakhong Police Out Post, Personnel from 33 AR, Pradhan of Laphupat Komlakhong Gram Panchyat, local elders and different sections of people took part at the event.
The teenage girls of the locality came out and planted the saplings by marking their initials, the release added.
Later, awareness cum public discussion was also held and discussed about how the saplings have to be protected and grown up fully, the release states