The Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt Koubru (COPPK) stands for the fact that mother nature should not be provoked and concerted efforts should be made to restore back Mt Koubru to its past glory, originality and essence, said COPPK general secretary Lamtinthang Haokip.
Haokip was speaking to the media after holding a meeting at Kangpokpi town on Tuesday. He recalled that COPPK was formed in the presence of the former minister Nemcha Kipgen along with other department officials concerned with the objective to check further rampant destruction of the flora and fauna and deforestation of Mt Koubru range by the locals.
The COPPK general secretary continued that the committee is also committed to spearhead the movement but efforts should also be made to educate the common local populace about the relevance of balancing the ecosystem and biodiversity for people’s survival.
Accordingly, thousands of tree saplings provided by the department concerned were planted by volunteers of COPPK on June 24, 2019 while spreading awareness on streets and villages in surrounding areas of Mt Koubru, he said. Many other organisations including Saitu Gamphazol Area Youth Organisation, Tujang Area Youth Organisation, Leikot Area Youth Organisation, etc. under the aegis of COPPK had also embarked on various green activities including tree plantation in Mt Koubru range, he added.
He appealed to all and the Chief Minister, N Biren Singh to find out the clear objectives and commitments of the local populace as well as the COPPK, and lend a helping hand in restoring Mt Koubru back to its past glory.