Deputy speaker urges for urgent action to save water resources
Mokokchung, Sep. 28 (EMN): The deputy speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Sharingain Longkumer, has urged the people to start taking steps now to mitigate water scarcity in the future, in the backdrop of increasing concerns about water resources decreasing coupled with fast-changing climatic conditions worldwide.
Longkumer was addressing the 4th annual cultural day of Jubilee Memorial College on Saturday in Mokokchung. He was the guest of honour at the programme.
In his speech, Longkumer talked about the importance of culture and beliefs and that every culture has a story to tell.
He acknowledged Mokokchung Town Baptist Arogo (MTBA) and its sister Concern Educational Trust, for their work in the formation and establishment of Jubilee Memorial College.
‘In a very changing world, where our belief and our social fabric is tested time and again when that struggle is ever personified by mainstream uncensored information, I find that the effort of the MTBA education trust in establishing JMC to foster personal, intellectual and social development, a noble effort,’ Longkumer said.
Longkumer spoke also about his personal experience and insights from the sustainable water future conference, which he attended recently in Bangaluru.
Longkumer explained that erratic weather climatic conditions have started happening in all the regions of the world because of the rise in earth’s temperature. He warned that the groundwater level in midland India will be almost depleted by 2040.
Longkumer said water crises will lead to insecurity and mass migration of people from lands to areas where there is potable drinking water. Climate Change is an important issue which needs to be pondered about, he said.
“We can adapt to the lifestyle without fossil fuel and its by-products but we cannot adapt to lifestyle without water,” he said, urging stakeholders and the students to work towards a sustainable water future.
The highlight of the college’s programme was a showcase of traditional and modern ethnic attires, which was a competition between four groups of the college. Music and dance performances were also features of the event.