GUWAHATI, May 15 - Aaranyak today joined hands with the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) to provide 500 cotton homemade masks for use at the Assam State Zoo by its team members.
A brief ceremony was held in this connection at the Zoo through video conferencing this morning, which was attended by the Executive Chairman of ASLSA, Justice N Kotiswar Singh of the Gauhati High Court.
�The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown before us a new world and new challenges and we have to face it with new ideas,� said Justice Singh.
�The time is very difficult. However, we have to discharge our responsibility and continue with our designated activities in spite of the difficulties posed by the unprecedented challenge of the global pandemic,� he further said.
Nayan Sankar Barua, Member Secretary of ASLSA, Mitali Thakuria, District & Sessions Judge of Kamrup, and Dr Bibhab Talukdar, CEO of Aaranyak, handed over the masks to Tejas Mariswamy, Divisional Forest Officer and Dr Sankar Sarma, Forest Veterinary Officer posted at the Assam State Zoo.
The event was also attended by Additional District Judge Millikan Dutta, Deputy Secretary of ASLSA Tripti Arie and Under Secretary Ayushree Shravan, Manas Bhattacharjya, Manager of Legal & Advocacy Division of Aaranyak and Jayanta Pathak, Manager, Environmental Education and Capacity Building Division of Aaranyak.
The ASLSA officials wanted to know the kind of legal challenges that zoo officials or wildlife officials face while exercising their duties.
They pledged cooperation with the Assam State Zoo and wildlife officials in this regard.