Dimapur, May 5: Minister Environment, Forests & Climate Change and Parliamentary Affairs, C M Chang visited Nagaland Zoological Park, Rangapahar on March 5 and inaugurated one Room Extension of Security Camp.
On the occasion the Minister also declared Nagaland Zoological Park as a “Polythene free zone” and also initiated “Beautification and Greening of Nagaland Zoological Park Programme.”
The Minister was accompanied by Dr. Longriniken, Advisor for Law & Justice, Border Affairs and Treasuries & Accounts and H Haiying, Advisor for Prisons, Printing & Stationery.
The minister stressed on the importance of Veterinary and Healthcare facilities in management of a Zoological Park. He expressed his surprise that the Zoo was functioning without a Veterinary Hospital and Fulltime Veterinary Doctor along with Veterinary Staff.
He reminded the staff that Nagas are well known for our hospitality. He called upon the staff to make the Zoo popular and make the Zoo important. While speaking about the Polythene free zone, the minister felt that the guilty should be punished.
The Staffs also interacted with the minister and requested him to construct more watch towers and all weather patrolling road. The staff also requested to construct new quarters and take other welfare measure for the staff residing inside the Park colony.
Advisor, Dr. Longriniken in his speech also reminded about the importance of Veterinary Hospital in the Zoo and creation of post for Veterinary Doctor. He reminded the staff to be sensitive towards the public and urged the staff to be polite.
Advisor, H Haiying expressed his appreciation towards the staff. He reminded the staff that Forest Department is one of the important Departments and urged the staff to take the department forward.
S P Tripathi , Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief Wildlife warden Nagaland shared that Nagaland Zoological Park is one of the 25 model Zoos of the country. He thanked the Minister and his colleagues for visiting the Park and sought support from each of them to take the Zoo forward.
Imtienla, Secretary Environment, Forest & Climate Change who also accompanied the Minister urged the staff to “be the change you want to be.”
(Page News Service)