Echo Explora calls on students to contribute towards safe environment


Echo Explora members with Narendra Tiwary and students during the seminar at Mount Olive College in Kohima on Wednesday.

Kohima, March 4: A group of five cyclists and environmentalists called “Echo Explora” comprising of Jean-Philippe Dubois, Cynthia Cardin, Audrey-Anne Lefebvre, Vincent Meslage and Francis Dubois called upon students to do their bit in contributing towards the protection of environment .
The group from Canada is currently touring around the country in an effort to spread message on the international issues and concerns for safe and healthy environment .
Echo Explora were motivating the students as guest speakers during the seminar held on the theme, ” International Awareness Talk On Protection of Environment ” which was organised at Mount Olive College in Kohima on Wednesday .
The team have been travelling around the country through their bicycles and organising cleanliness and anti- campaigns with local communities and different organisations . The group shared their experiences of their trip and views at length during the seminar .
The team informed that the group began their journey since December 7, 2019 from Singapore covering 16,000 km in 10 months and reached Kohima on Tuesday with the intention to inspire and influence people to do their bit in keeping their environment healthy and free from litter.
The group members urged the young people to take active role in protecting the environment and be the solution for pollutions.
The group laid down emphasis on the ‘ little thing ‘ one can contribute to eliminate the trash step by step. They stated that they were happy to learn that people in Northeast keep their homes and streets clean. Echo Explora said the people in the region have awareness on environmental issues.
They also displayed their bicycles that was made out of the steel and explained the need to have basic repair and maintenance kits and supplies one need to have during long trips. They also showed the students non – plastic kitchen utensils like frocks, spoons, bowl etc. which they carry during their journey.
On learning that it takes about 500 years for a single plastic bottle to disintegrate, they started using a MSR pumb, a water filter in place of plastic water bottles . The special water filter could kill bacteria and germs.
The members urged the students to make impact on the society and lead by examples and show others that they care for the environment.
The team will be heading towards Dimapur on Friday morning while they will be attending an environmental event on March 22 where 50,000 trees will be planted at Lucknow. The trip will culminate tentatively on October this year at Athens in Greece .
One can check out their updates about their trip on Facebook in their official page ” Echo Explora ” or follow them on Instagram @Echoexplora .
Meanwhile, Dr. Narendra Tiwary, the principal of Mount Olive College while welcoming the five environmentalists lauded them for impacting life locally and globally to steward and stewardess . He said that the college have drawn inspiration from the team who have come to enlighten the students to take care of the environment .
Tiwary termed the mission of the team as ‘ adventurous and energetic ‘ with a motive to ‘ safe environment that saves life ‘. He said, “Service of humanity is service to God ” while praying for the success of the team’s mission.
The principal further assured the team that the Mount Olivians would fulfill their duties by contributing towards the protection of environment.
It may be mentioned that Echo Explora members reached the capital city here on Tuesday afternoon after organising a cleanliness drive at Imphal in Manipur .
On reaching Kohima, the team was received by Neiba Bio, a youth activist who have been hosting them at his home in Nagabazar colony at free of cost.
Earlier, Newtoli Zhimo invoked God’s blessings while words of gratitude was delivered by Neilakuonuo Theünuo . The programme was chaired by Kilensungla while benediction pronounce by Vetoli Chophy.
(Page News Service)