Saturday, March 6, 2010

SAVE LOKTAK LAKE CAMPAIGN, 6th March 2010, Guwahati



Guwahati version of the worldwide campaign-“Save Lokrtak lake (Deepor Beel) Campaign” an initiative of NECEER, Imphal and ENVIRON, Guwahati, finally took off today at around 11 am. The Organizing team divided into two to conduct the scheduled events at two venues-Quiz competition in P. Dutta Seminar Hall, Gauhati University and Art competition in Parijat Academy, Deepor Beel. The Quiz competition called “Eco-quest 2010” has been launched for the first time in the memory of Lt. Syed Monuwar Hussain which will be conducted annually from this year onwards.

In Gauhati Unversity, the campaign took shape at around 11:30 a.m. with leisurely flow of participants. Total 48 participants turned up who made into 24 teams for The Ecoquest 2010. Mr. Kripal Mazumdar, campaign coordinator, Assam, launched the campaign with his inaugural speech about the global and state level campaign followed by felicitation of the quiz masters- Dipjyoti Deka and Shakhya Shamik. The young quiz hosts carried on the event smoothly with their host of brainstorming and interesting audio visual rounds of question touching a range of subjects and times. The winners of the memorial award for Ecoquest 2010 are- Mr. Dilip Sarma & Mr. Abhra Das of Amar Asom, Ist, Mr. Anurag Talukdar & Mr. Salim Hussain, 2nd, and Mr. Anurag Gogoi & Nabadey Baruah, 3rd.


While on other side, Parijat academy simultaneously conducted the Art competition on the theme “Deepor Beel” where students of the academy have actively participated. The volunteering teachers of the academy Mr. AmarJyoti Duarah, Tapu Nath and Laura Schuchart of US have judged the competition.



Kripaljyoti Mazumdar
GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
NE Unit, Arunachal Pradesh