Imphal: Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Friday flagged off a motorcycle rally from the campus of Wal United Youth Club at Wangkhei Angom Leikai in Imphal.

The rally has been organized by Royal Riders Manipur to commemorate the ‘12th Mahousa Ima Ningsing Tha’ in connection with World Environment Day 2022 under the UN theme ‘Only One Earth’. The environment campaign will be held for a month covering three districts of the state, promoting tree plantation.

Addressing the gathering as chief guest, Minister Biswajit Singh encouraged the people to think and sustainably preserve the natural resources for future generation. He also emphasised that for the last 20 years, society has only focused on the cure of the affects of climate change without taking up the preventive measures to sustain nature. 

He appealed the youth to make preservation and conservation of nature their priority and take part in plantation of trees, and spread awareness to prevent fast degradation of the environment.  

The minister assured assistance in any initiative(s) taken up in safeguarding the environment by Royal Riders Manipur. He said he will also participate in all activities that involves sustaining the nature.  

The motorcycle rally will cover Bishnupur, Imphal East and Kangpokpi districts to promote tree plantation among the people.

RK Tombisana, president, Royal Riders Manipur, along with 150 Royal Riders from different clubs of Manipur with the motto “Serving with adventure” participated in the opening ceremony function.

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