GUWAHATI, April 22 - Bittu Sahgal, eminent conservationist and the founding editor of Sanctuary Asia, today said that the onus of saving the Earth now lies on the students.
Sahgal, who was the chief guest on the occasion of the Earth Day hosted by Royal Global School here, also urged the students of Guwahati to work for the conservation of Deepor Beel. He was of the opinion that �every Indian should do a compulsory service with wildlife, climate change and social service before a child leaves college and starts working.�
Sahgal was addressing the students at the Tiger Festival organized by Kids for Tigers, a �Sanctuary Tiger Programme� of Sanctuary Asia magazine and Aircel as part of the �Save Our Tigers Campaign� today.
The theme for the Tiger Festival this year is �In Nature�s Wonderland�. The purpose is to focus on the beauty of wild creatures and the wonderland they have created.
A key objective of the Tiger Festival is to give voice to concerns, while empowering children to learn and communicate environmental issues. It also offers children a public platform to showcase their conservation resolve and the work done in their respective school through nature clubs.
A variety of competitive and noncompetitive events were held participated by students from different city schools. Forest official Pradipta Baruah also attended the programme that also saw planting of saplings in the school campus.