Save Loktak Lake Campaign at Pune



Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign 
                                        Pune Chapter                                      


Pune chapter of the Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign was successfully organised on 28th February 2011 at Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune (Maharashtra, India). The campaign was organised by North East Centre for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER), Imphal in association with  Department of Geography, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune.


Dr. B.B Thakur - Principal of Wadia College, Dr. Ak Botte- Head of Geography Dept and Dr Ujjwan R. Khara grace the occasion as the chief guest, guest of honour and special guest respectively. The campaign started with a small talk on Loktak Lake by Alam Mk, an NECEER volunteer. It was followed by mesmerising speeches from Chief Guest Dr BB Thakur, the guest of honour and the specialguest. 

"To save and conserve the beautiful Loktak lake in Manipur is the need of hour. Youth should be made aware of the grievous condition of the lake and they should be involved in conserving the lake," said Dr BB Takur, Hon'ble Principal of Wadia College. NECEER is doing a commendable job in mobilising the youth to conserve the lake, he added. Shouting slogans to save Loktak lake, the Pune volunteers conducted a mass rally around the Wadia campus to bring awareness among the masses specially youth. The rally was launched after a brainstorming session on LoktakLake.  Around 70 students from various colleges participated in the campaign. It can be mentioned that Pune is the 10th city hosting the Save Loktak Lake Campaign. Anthony Moirangthem and Rajkumar Jyotin Singh are the Pune Co-ordinators of the campaign. Lulel Sagolsem, Kolhapur co-ordinator supported them in organising the campaign. The NECEER in association with Department of Geography, Nowrosjee Wadia College organised the campaign successfully.
Increasing number of the youth involvement is a proof to the success of the ongoing Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign.


It can be mentioned that the first and the second phase of the campaign have been conducted in 2010. Delhi, Guwahati, Manipur, Silchar and Shillong witnessed the first phase of the campaign. The second phase was conducted in Mumbai, Kolhapur, Sikkim and Darjeeling. Both the phase have been a huge success with mass involvement all over India.


                                   


SPECIAL  INVITEES                              
Prof. Mane (Dept. of  Economics), Prof. Lar (Dept. of  Zoology), Lec. Vartak (Dept of Geology), Prof. David (Dept. of Defence), Lec. Nelson( Dept. of English), Lec. Parmila Dustar (Dept. of History), Prof. Bhagat (Dept. of Geography).


                                  PUNE CO-ORDINATORS                                
Mr. Anthony Moirangthem 
Email: anthonytomhyden@yahoo.co.in
 Contact no: +91-9021345715


Mr. RK Jyotin
Email: jyotin.rajkumar@yahoo.in
Contact no: +91-9730392729  
Supported by Mr. Lulel Sagolsem, Kolhapur Co-ordinator


VOLUNTEERS                                          
Yureimung, Alam Mk, More Amol, Robert Th, Vasu, Jichuing, Lalboi Haokip, V. Calvin Pon, Avingh P. Kauve, Lonthe, Memane Sanjay, Lante Renuka, Ravneet Kaun Gandhok, Sujata Shinde, Wunagaing Mahung, Manoj Shetty, Sanam Tsh Lepcha, Nikki Mathu, Pranav Kumar Singh, Vivek Salve, Walim Sasodiya, Gargi Sharma Karita Pakhale, Kahundrakpam Sangita Devi, Sebastiaw Cheriaw, Chongom Ringneiril, James Waikhom, Saikhom Sabana Chanu, Konjengbam Tampha Devi, Laishram Rebika Devi, Laishram Bigen Singh, Laishangbam Satayaban Singh, Kiran, Mandmohan, Benith, Robertson, Sanahan, Vandhana Nongthongbam, Bhosale Aniruddha Pandit