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Kangpokpi welcomes young hitch-hiker on green mission

The 20-year-old Rohan Agarwal, who hit the road with a thrilling mission on August 25, 2020, reached Kangpokpi town, after traveling 24 Indian states including seven districts of Manipur.

ByKaybie Chongloi

Updated 10 Jul 2022, 6:50 am

(Photo: IFP)
(Photo: IFP)

People of Kangpokpi town offered a warm reception to a Nagpur-born young ‘nomad student’ and an inspiring hitch-hiker, Rohan Agarwal when he arrived at the town Friday afternoon.

The 20-year-old Rohan Agarwal, who hit the road with a thrilling mission on August 25, 2020, reached Kangpokpi town, after traveling 24 Indian states including seven districts of Manipur.

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The inspiring hiker, who began his Padyatra (march on foot) with just a backpack and Rs 2,500 in his pocket, was warmly received by Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council, Kangpokpi led by its Chief Executive Officer, James Doujapao Haokip and presented him a Thadou-Kuki traditional shawl Saipikhup.

The SHADC Kangpokpi hosted him and arranged for his food and lodging at LNC Hotel till he left for Senapati district Saturday afternoon.

The young traveller, who has set out on a pan-India mission to spread awareness of the hazards posed by the use of plastics, also strongly advocated the message of unity in diversity, and humanity.

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The passionate traveler, Rohan Agarwal, who plans to culminate his journey by hosting the tri-colour at Oymyakon in Siberia and became the first Indian to reach there on foot, said that the road is his university and the people he comes across are his teachers as he inspiringly managed to continue his studies as well.

The hitch-hiker, while responding to a query, said that despite several efforts, plastic consumption in Manipur is still very huge as people are still habitual in using plastics materials and it requires mass awareness on it. “I am happy to learn that Chief Minister N Biren Singh is putting all efforts to reduce the use of plastics in the state,” Rohan said.

The law is not only the way to ban or avoid plastic but that there should be a certain channel. If we just implement the law, it will not happen but there should be a law and at the same time, awareness is also highly needed, he added.

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First published:10 Jul 2022, 6:44 am

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environmentkangpokpiRohan Agarwalshadcplastic

Kaybie Chongloi

Kaybie Chongloi

IFP Correspondent, KANGPOKPI

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