Enviro Youth Summit of Manipur 2011

                 PRESS RELEASE               
4th December 2010

North East Centre for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER), Imphal is organizing a youth summit (Read a detailed announcement here): Enviro Youth Summit of Manipur on 16th January 2011 at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound, Imphal. The youth summit is the first of its kind in Northeast India.

Students in category wise (Category A: VI-VIII, B: IX-X, C: XI-XII) will take part in the Enviro Seminar of the summit. Participants will talk on different environmental issues and biodiversity of the state.

An On the Spot Photography Contest will also be organised where contestants (Category A: 18-21 yrs, B: 22-25 yrs) will click photographs in and around Imphal city on two main themes: A. Landscape and B. Environment and Human. Prominent environmentalist, academicians and media personalities will be judges for both the seminar and photography contest. 

The Youth Summit is part of the NECEER, Imphal’s participation in the celebration of the United Nations International Year of Youth 2010-11 and International Year of Forests 2011. NECEER, Imphal is the only official partner of UN International Year of Biodiversity from Northeast India.

The youth summit aimed to encourage students - public speaking and to make aware of the environmental issues of the state. The event will be organised in all the districts of Manipur in phase wise. Each district will have one Youth Leader who will lead a team. The team will organise the event in their respective districts. The event will create leadership qualities among the students, event management and the culture to work in a team. Interested students can take part in the summit by filling up the participation form which is available online at http://www.neceer.org.in

A core team comprising 10 students will be selected who will co-ordinate the programme and around 30 volunteers will be selected through rigorous screening. Interested volunteers can contact NECEER, Imphal at neceer.imp@gmail.com or call us at 08800354606. NECEER, Imphal request organisations, govt. departments, companies and individuals to support the first youth summit of Manipur as sponsors and partners.

NECEER, Imphal would also like to request parents and guardians to encourage the youths to participate or attend the summit and help them to explore their talents and capacities to work in a team for a better society and environment.