Dimapur, November 9: Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya graced the inaugural function of the three-day Amur Falcon Conservation Week at Ashaa Village Polytechnic Institute on November 8.
Addressing the inaugural function, the Governor said “we are giving more importance to this festival to promote eco-tourism and to attract tourists and by doing this economic development will also be there.” He said the birds in millions are coming to this area only because the birds know that this is a peaceful area, earlier people knowingly or unknowingly people started killing these birds but now there is an awakening. He congratulated the Pangti people, church leaders, NGOs, departments and stakeholders for initiating and motivating the people to preserve the birds as conservation is very important thing.
Secretary, Tourism, Mhabemo Yanthan said the programme was organized with the objective of drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, show causing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing tourism for all. Let us work with renewed vigor and involve as many inhabitants as possible in this region to stay connected with both the Amur Falcon and Tourism in whatever possible and feasible because Partatan Parv denotes tourism for all, he added.
The objective of the Amur Falcon festival is to spread awareness on wildlife conservation and strengthen human- nature relationship as well as to address alternative and sustainable livelihood opportunities for the community through eco-tourism.
Short speeches were also delivered by Advisor IT, Science & Technology, NRE Mmhonlumo Kikon, Chief Wildlife Warden Nagaland, SP Tripathi, IFS and Chairman, Pangti Village Council, Jenithung Shitiri.
(Page News Service)