Football for Wildlife

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Imphal: In continuation of 67th Wildlife Week, 2022 celebration, Kangpokpi Forest Division organised a friendly football match with the civil society organisations (CSOs)of Kangpokpi district.

The CSOs have been very instrumental in helping raise awareness about the need to protect and conserve the wildlife of the state.

Football being a very popular sports enjoyed by all, the platform is used as a way to bring community together, to bloster support for each other.

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The DFO/ Kangpokpi Forest Division, N Ganesh said the support from CSOs is really appreciated as  department alone will not be as successful in protection and conservation efforts as compared to when the CSOs take active part. Besides, protecting wildlife should not be mistaken to be the duty of only the  department but it is a precious resource for all and every one should support it actively, he added.

He appealed to the public not to indulge in any activity that goes against the law and to be compassionate towards them as human shares the planet with the wildlife and that they have as much right to live as humans do.

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Wildlife Week is celebrated from during October 2 to 8 this year under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”.

Kangpokpi Forest Division has already organised essay, painting, slogan and quizz competition for school students on September 28.

The celebration will continue with awareness programme at T Waichong on October 7, face painting and debate competition cum award ceremony on the next day followed by Imphal River clean up programme on October 10.

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