Maram 28 April 2012: A team of 50 members headed by Mr. Raj Kumar HoD of Department of Botany; Mr. Suresh, Lecturer, Department of Botany; Miss. Julie Lecturer, Department of Botany were present for the one day field trip to Loktak lake. The troupe set off the journey on Saturday, the 28th April of 2012 in the morning at 5:30 am from Maram with a short prayer led by Mr. Rajkumar. On the way to Imphal, the field trip troupe stopped at State Botanical garden at 7:50 am. Loktak Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India is also known as the only floating phumdis (heterogeneous mars). Loktak Lake is very famous for its rich flora and fauna. It is located at Bishunpur District 48 km away from the heart of Imphal city.
There was no sign of lotus but we could see the growth of water hyacinth, hydrilla, vallisneria and phumdis. After collecting some specimens from the Loktak we headed our journey towards State museum located in the heart of Imphal city. We had a privilege to see various items such as tribal customs, musical instrument, Tanjii pung, two headed calf, royal utensils, image of Thangal general, Maharaja Nara Singh etc,. in the national historical gallery. After an hour we left from the place and we reached Manipur Science Centre. In science centre we learned numbers of techniques which we are using every day in our life unknowingly like capacity of eye vision, colour memory, 2D to 3D, Vortex, Dexterity test, multi mirror image and many more. After that we forward our return journey back to Maram and we reached safely at 7:30pm with God’s blessing in each and every second.
By Students of 2nd Semester