TODAY -

Global Day of Climate Action at Manipur University
- North East Environmental Youth Movement (NEEYM) -

Imphal, the 12th December, 2009

"North East Environmental Youth Movement (NEEYM)" has organized some activities on 12th December 2009 at Manipur University, Manipur in collaboration with Delhi Greens, Bee Net Manipur and Manipur University.

This day will be observed as "Global Day of Climate Action" all across the world. As climate change has affected too many lives on the Mother Earth, we are the human being have to stop/solve this problem together before too late.

Mankind begun this war to Nature and now Nature again attack on us and it is in our hand to finish this war and right time has come. We should not lose this chance/hope to negotiate with Nature.

A candle-lit expression at the event


On 12th December at Copenhagen, leaders of the world will sign a Climate Treaty, and the health of the world climate will be decided by these leaders. And we the world wants a real deal for fair, ambitious and binding global climate treaty to save life forms on the Earth. Otherwise life forms and Earth will face a big trouble for the generation to come.

With this backdrop and a hope to bring a change we are organizing/doing some activities in Manipur on this day at Manipur University premises and let them listen to our loud voices by the leaders and let them sign a real deal on global climate treaty.

Activities

We are organizing
a) Painting Competition for the students on the theme of "Global Warming and My Responsibility" at Canchi Park, Manipur University. (From 11.30am to 3.30pm)
b) Mural Painting and the Candle Light Vigil at the Traffic Island, Manipur University. (From 4pm to 6pm)

# 200 individual joined us and 30 school students participated the painting competition and we are also distributed their certificates and prizes for the competition.

Regards,
Akoijam Surjit
NEEYM
Email- surjit(at)neeym(dot)org


About NEEYM: The North East Environmental Youth Movement (NEEYM) is a youth led organization set up in 2009 with the objectives of promoting sustainable development and strengthening youth movement towards environmental protection in North East India. NEEYM is a platform for bringing together all North Eastern communities in a region wide attempt towards safeguarding 'our common environment'.

Environmental degradation; habitat destruction; pollution; water scarcity; biodiversity loss; depleting forest cover; dam construction and its social implications; social unrest - are a few of the issues demanding immediate attention in the North Eastern (seven sisters +1) states of India. Now, with the threat of climate change looming large, the only option is to come together for sustainable development of the region, before time runs out and most, if not, all is lost.

With this backdrop, NEEYM is being setup in the National Capital Region of Delhi to bring together and raise awareness among the youth from North East India and set up a nation wide movement with a similar objective. The degradation of North East India's environment and ad hoc "developmental" activities taking place in the region will impact the future generations much more severely than it is impacting the present generation.

The future of the youth in the North East is at stake and only a path of Sustainable Development can save the region from imminent destruction. But taking this path is a decision that needs to be made. And clearly, the policy makers in the eight North Eastern states (and at the Center) have not been able to take this call so far. However, it is not them but us who are facing the consequences of inaction.

Therefore, we now have a choice: Either we, the youth belonging to the eight North Eastern states of India (viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim) can sit back and watch the steady destruction of our natural resources, general disinterest shown by our elected representatives in dealing with environmental matters and vested interests that are operating in the region and playing with our future OR we stand up and take action to protect not just our own but also the future of generations to come.

"It is for US to decide"
It is OUR future and it is us alone who can be the change and make a difference.

Konsam Nirmala (nirmala@neeym.org)
Impuri Shimray (impuri@neeym.org)
Govind Singh (govind@neeym.org)
Akoijam Surjit (surjit@neeym.org)


See a photo gallery on this event here




This information is sent to e-pao.net by Akoijam Surjit (NEEYM) at surjit(at)neeym(dot)org
This PR was webcasted on December 13th 2009 .


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