Dimapur, April 18: An awareness programme for Conservation of Nature, Forest and Wildlife was organized by the Nagaland Forest Department on April 15 at Vidhya Bhawan School, K.Kire Colony, Kuda Village, Dimapur, with participations of around 400 persons which includes Head Master, Teachers, Students from the school (350 members) GB, Village Elders, Head of Institutions and officers from the Forest Department.
The programme was sponsored by the GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Almora (Uttrakahand) [An autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India,] under National Mission of Himalayan Studies (NMHS)
The programme began with invocation prayer by Ruth Z. Tsopoe, Assistant Headmistress, Vidhya Bhawan School, K. Kire Colony, Kuda Village.
Tokaho H Kinimi, IFS, Wildlife Warden, Wildlife Division, Dimapur chaired the programme. He also read Nature Conservation Quotes to be followed by us in our daily life.
Vijoy Kumar Sahu, Head Master, Vidhya Bhawan School, K. Kire Colony, Kuda Village welcomed the participants.
Satya Prakash Tripathi, PCCF & HoFF & Chief Wildlife Warden, Nagaland, spoke on our dependency on forest and wildlife, directly and indirectly. He gave a brief background of Nature Learning Centres being established / developed by the Ministry under National Mission of Himalayan Studies (NMHS), in all 12 (twelve) Himalayan States of our country ( Nagaland, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh,and Jammu and Kashmir).
He stated that the importance of forest and wildlife, which are part of nature, will remain same in our life at different interval of time. Children,
Yanathang Kithan, Senior Scientific Assistant, Nagaland Pollution Board, spoke on environmental pollution caused by various factors. He emphasized on recycling and avoiding littering, composting of wastes etc. for environment amelioration, directly and indirectly.
He appealed to the participants to share knowledge on environmental amelioration with families and friends to reduce pollution. He also stated that time cannot be recycled, so there is a urgent need of action by all of us in this endeavour. The participating children’s were given bookmarks, nature conservation quotes etc.
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks, proposed by M Mhonbemo Ngullie, IFS, APCCF (Territorial).
(Page News Service)