HAFLONG, May 23 - With the theme �Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health,� the International Day for Biological Diversity was observed at the District Library Auditorium, Haflong with great enthusiasm on Wednesday.
Nojit Kemprai, MAC, NC Hills Autonomous Council, attended the event as the chief guest. Others who took part in the programme included AK Johari, Special, PCCF & Member Secretary, Assam State Bio-Diversity Board, Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa, Superintendent of Police Srejeeth T, CCF M Tungnung, Secretary Planning TT Daolagupu, DFO Ramen Das, DFO NK Jeme, and Secretary Saindesh Ardao.
The programme started with lighting of the lamp followed by felicitation of the guests and a welcome song presented by students of Sound Wave School.
Dr Sarbojit Thaosen, associate professor of zoology at Haflong Govt College, BC Langthasa, retd DCF, Haflong, and Dinesh Tiwari, professor of Haflong Govt College attended the event as resource persons.
All the speakers explained the meaning of biological diversity while stressing the importance of sustainable exploitation of natural resources. They appealed to the people to rethink, reuse and recycle and not to waste natural resources.
Nojit Kemprai, in his speech, said that the present executive committee of the NCHAC is very keen for the conservation of nature. He proposed the setting up of a medicinal garden in Dima Hasao and requested the present senior forest officials to look into the matter.
This was followed by a modern song on the theme of nature conservation in Dimasa by Sound Wave Music School, release of a brochure and distribution of prizes to participants of the drawing and essay competitions held earlier.
Earlier, M Tungnung, CCF, Dima Hasao, in his welcome speech, appreciated the efforts of AK Johari for choosing Haflong for such an event for the first time. He also accorded a warm welcome to all the participants and guests. NK Jeme offered the vote of thanks.