GUWAHATI, June 6 - A discussion on �Resource Conservation for Livelihood Generation� followed by screening of documentary Mayong � the wonderland was held at Puthimari College, Soneswar, Kamrup on the occasion of World Environment Day by Seujee Dharanee � the green earth.
�Assam is one of the resourceful States not only in India but also in global context. Assam has massive diversity of ecology, culture, life-style, food habits, archaeological monuments, traditional practices etc. But these resources are yet to be identified, conserved, and promoted for sustainable development of Assam. If these resources can be channelized properly and used in a sustainable manner then Assam can generate a huge amount of revenue from domestic tourism sector. To do so, we have to have community involvement so that they can feel the ownership on the resources and they can be benefited from the resources directly,� said Satya Ranjan Borah, founder president-cum-chairman of �Seujee Dharanee � the green earth� during the discussion.
Borah also appealed to the college students to think about their surrounding and contribute towards conservation of greenery. He also urged the students to think differently so that long term sustainable livelihood mechanism can be generated from resource identification and conservation. He motivated the students not to be paralysed with the mindset of Government jobs, but to find alternative livelihood mechanisms which already exist in the nature of Assam.
Apart from the students of Puthimari College the teachers also took active part in the discussion which was anchored by Dr Nityananda Kalita, Principal of the college.
During the programme a documentary film Mayong � the wonderland was also screened. The film has been produced under the banner of Seujee Dharanee � the green earth and directed by young environmental documentary film maker Satya Ranjan Borah.