An evening with the Neceerian

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An NECEER Meeting
An NECEER Meeting

An evening with the Neceerian (NECEER)

I have been associated with this organisation (NECEER) for almost a year now. Neceer have been actively campaigning to save the Loktak and the Sangai not only in India but also in different cities of the world. Yesterday that is on 26 May 2011 we had an informal meeting in Delhi haat, which was attainted by some members and supporters of Neceer, including Shanti Thokchom from America and Dr Bimol Akoijam . Neceer main aim is to promote public awareness, education and research for the protection and conservation of biodiversity in North East India. Dr Bimol and Mr Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh spoke about the ongoing campaign to save Loktak and Neceer.
North East Centre for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER) is a non profit public interest research and educational organisation based in Imphal, Manipur. NECEER was established on 9th December, 2007 with an aim to educate and create awareness about the changing environment and conservation of biodiversity in North-eastern states of India through non formal education by organising training programme, workshops, campaigns, seminars, etc. Research and Development Division of the organisation is involved in the exploration of the floral and faunal diversity of the region and framing of conservation strategies with the help of local communities for the conservation of biodiversity. Taxonomical surveys, ecological and ethno botanical studies are some of the initial works taken up until fully equipped laboratories are established. Conservation of sacred groves, wetlands, water bodies and fragmented ecosystems are given priority in the sustainable development programme of the organisation. NECEER publishes newsletter and magazine for the dissemination of environmental awareness and conservation of biodiversity of Northeast India. Since its establishment, NECEER tirelessly pursues its mission by motivating and promoting youth to take up environmental issues and scientific research for the conservation of biodiversity and its habitat in North East India. Hundreds of youth across the globe are involved in the environmental awareness campaigns and research works of the organisation. More than 25 organisations are supporting Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign, an initiative of NECEER which is being organised in 25+ cities in 3 continents. Neceer have also been publishing journal for the past few year Neceer publication include
Journals
NeBIO Research Journal
Conservation Leaflets

Newsletters
Ecotone Newsletter
Turtle World
Himalayan Orchids Newsletter

Magazine
BioDiverse Magazine

Newspaper
Green Pages of Manipur

Many people have arise question to how does Neceer campaigned will effect Loktak, to what I have learn and seen from their campaigned is that, the outcome of this campaigned has been very significant people are make aware about the so called Loktak lake and it’s important in the society, culture and tradition of Manipur. Neceer have been taking up issue about conserving this water body with the state and the central government. Neceer members have also done on ground analysis of Keibul Lamjao and the water body. Down the line Neceer plan to offer job opportunities to the youngsters in Manipur as well as other part of the country. Hundreds of volunteers have joined as Campaign Volunteers and Online Volunteers. More than 600 volunteers are campaigning for the ongoing Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign. Joint this group and be a part of global Save Loktak saves. Contribute what you can for the society, in the end your contribution counts though it might be little.
Following are the list of Neceer campaign to Save Loktak Lake of which some of the campaigned came been complete.
First Phase : March 2010
New Delhi, Delhi (India): Ms. Mehnaz
Guwahati, Assam (India): Mr. Kripaljyoti Mazumdar
Silchar, Assam (India): Mr. Chinmoy Choudhury
Imphal, Manipur (India): Mr. Mohen Naorem
Shillong, Meghalaya (India): Ms. RK. Jashmi Devi

Second Phase : April and May 2010
Mumbai, Maharashtra (India): Mr. James
Kolhapur, Maharahtra (India): Mr. Lulel Sagolsem
Melli, Sikkim (India): Mr. Puran Giri
Darjeeling, West Bengal (India): Mr. Puran Giri

– Third Phase: 2011 –
Pune, Maharashtra (India): Mr. Anthony Moirangthem & Mr. RK Jyotin
Chennai, Tamil Nadu: Mr. Thangjam Bicky
Puducherry, (India): Ms. Chanchan Yumnam
Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (India): Mr. Rajiv and Ms. Mary Thangjam
London, UK: Ms. Annie Khaidem
Chengdu, China: Ms. Valentina Ningombam
Bengaluru, Karnataka: Ms. Leika Yumnam, Mr. Harjeet Sinam and Ms. Ema Fatima
Patna, Bihar: Mr. Sumit Rana

– Fourth Phase –
Tulsa, Oklahama, USA: Mrs. Shanti Thokchom
Washington, USA: Mr. Birjit Ningomba
New York, USA: Mr. Fisher

– Fifth Phase –
Chandigarh, Punjab: Ms. Irengbam Malemnganbi
Baroda, Gujarat: Ms. Yambem Kripali
Nagpur, Maharashtra: Mr. Khaidem Athouba Meitei
Bikaner, Rajasthan: Mr. Dilip

– Sixth Phase –
Bhubaneshwar, Orissa: Mr. Santosh Kumar Sethi
Kolkata, West Bengal
Agartala, Tripura
Aizwal, Mizoram

– Last Phase –

Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, Bishenpur, Churachandpur, Sadar Hills,
Senapati, Chandel, Tamenglong, Ukhrul and Jiribam (Manipur, India)
and
LOKTAK LAKE (2012)

To joint this campaigned and be a volunteer log on to www.neceer.org.in

The article was sent to Kanglaonline by Adim Marangmei

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