World Wetlands Day 2006 in India

03/04/2006

CELEBRATION OF WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2006
IN MANIPUR, INDIA

MAWETS (Manipur Wetland Society) celebrated world Wetlands day, 2006 on 2nd February with a State Level Student’s Seminar on Wise Use of wetlands of Manipur. The seminar was organized by MAWETS as a part of its campaign to promote ‘wise use’ of wetlands of Manipur, especially lakes locally known as Pats.

The seminar was held at Imphal College and inaugurated by S. Ibohal Singh, honb’le MLA, Th. Manihar, Project Director, LDA ( Loktak Development Authority), Smt. P. Nalini Devi, Principal, Imphal college and W.Gokulchandra , President , MAWETS. About 200 (two hundred) students from various schools and colleges participated in this seminar. Fourteen selected students presented papers on the theme “Sustainable Development of the Lakes of Manipur” and cash prizes were awarded to all paper presenters. This event was widely covered by National TV network, local cable network and local print media.

MAWETS have been implementing various activities on Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) for conservation and sustainable development of wetlands in Manipur. MAWETS have been forging partnerships with various NGOs, CBOs and CSOs in various areas of wetland and water management by providing technical assistance and support in field activities.

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MAWETS
Spatial Solutions Building
Lamphelpat, Opp. BRTF Officer’s Mess
Manipur, India Pin-795004
Tel: 91-0385-2401152
Email: mawets@rediffmail.com


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