It is necessary to inculcate ideas from the grassroot level regarding the importance of plants and trees to save the environment in the future, said a teacher of Bhairondan Maxwell Hindi High School, Tanuja Khumukcham on Saturday.
Tanuja was speaking to the media during a painting competition cum tree plantation programme conducted in connection with the ‘World Environment Day’ observation under the theme ‘Only One Earth’ at the school located at Thangal Bazaar.
The competition is being organised by the League of Women in collaboration with Bhairondan Maxwell Hindi High School sponsored by the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, government of Manipur.
The painting competition is organised in two different categories; from Class III-VI and Class VII-VIII.
The competition not only brings a platform to show their talents but also helps in spreading awareness on the importance of the matter as the students are advised to study the importance of a good environment before conducting the competition, said Tanuja.
After the competition, the students along with the teachers of the school conducted a tree plantation programme at Imphal River Front near Sanjenthong.
Responding to the media, she said the students and teachers will monitor and take care of the saplings that they planted.
She also expressed her gratitude towards environment minister Th Biswajit; Directorate of Environment and Climate change including Smart City group, for organising such programmes for young students.
The programme will give emphasis and encouragement to learn the dangers of climate change and global warming, she said.