In a move to create public awareness in saving the dying rivers of Manipur particularly Nambul River, a day-long media campaign was inaugurated on Thursday morning.
The campaign was organized by All Manipur Working Journalists Union in collaboration with the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change.
During the campaign, more than 30 media persons who are taking part will create awareness among the people residing on both sides of the river right from Iroishemba area till the Yaingoiachouba where Nambul joins with Loktak lake – covering more than 35 km.
The media persons will be taking a boat ride from second Khwai bridge to Yaingoi_achouba in order to rediscover and restore the state’s waterway.
Nambul river was used as the state’s important water ways till the sixties.
Manipur’s forest and environment and climate change minister Awangbow Newmai along with commissioner information and public relations M Joy, director Dr Y Nabachandra, president of All Manipur Working Journalists Union Bijoy kakchingtabam and president of Editor s Guild Manipur Khogendra Khomdram were present during the day’s inaugural function held at second Khwai bridge located in the heart of Imphal town.
In his speech Manipur’s forest minister Awangnbow appealed to the general public to work out and help in saving Nambul river in order to save Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in north-eastern region.
The journalists who took part in the day’s boat ride campaign will be competing in five minute short film, photography and print media reports.