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NU holds awareness programme on NCAP

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2024 10:36 pm
K Hukato Chishi and Prof. GT Thong along with the resource persons and students of Nagaland University during an awareness programme in Kohima on Friday.

DIMAPUR — In a bid to address pressing environmental concerns, Nagaland University, Kohima campus (NUKC), in collaboration with Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB), organised an awareness programme under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) on the theme “Awareness generation on Mission LiFE activities” on Friday.

The keynote speaker and member secretary of NPCB, K Hukato Chishi, has emphasised on the fundamental rights of every individual to clean air and water, stressing the importance of collective action in preserving those necessities. He also underscored the role of public participation in driving meaningful change and urged the participants to become proactive stewards of the environment, stated an update from the university.

It stated that the resource persons from NPCB namely Olivi Chophy, senior scientific assistant; Yanathung Kithan, scientist ‘B’; and Rongsenben Longkumer, junior scientific assistant, delved on the topics such as ‘Ambient air pollution in the state,’ ‘Solid waste management,’ and ‘Introduction of Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for environment) respectively.

Chophy highlighted the current air quality status in Nagaland and the harmful effects of air pollution, stating that exposure to polluted air causes respiratory problems even in young children.

Yanathung emphasised the importance of waste segregation at source stating that it should be the responsibility of every citizen to ensuring effective solid waste management.

Rongsenben Longkumer emphasised that youth play an important role in leading by example as young people are adaptable to change and passionate about bringing change, which can inspire others to follow suit to ensure that the future generation inherit a world worth living in. Longkumer stated that Mission LiFE encourages behavioural change to create a better environment by choosing sustainable and environmentally conscious choices.

Earlier, Prof. GT Thong, the pro-vice chancellor of NUKC, delivered the opening remarks, extended warm welcome to all the participants.

The programme was chaired by Dr. Aokumla Walling, warden of Lakhai Hostel, and concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Suneplong, M.Sc 2nd semester of Geology department.

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2024 10:36:15 pm
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