DIMAPUR, June 4 - Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has appealed to all Government departments and agencies, educational institutions, nature lovers, industrialists, corporate leaders, traders, NGOs to come forward for protecting the environment for a better�tomorrow�and for the future generations.
While extending greetings to the people of the state on World Environment Day, Acharya hoped that the occasion will give thrust to the commitment towards preservation and protection of our pristine environment.
In his message, he stated that World Environment Day is observed every year to create global awareness for protection of nature and earth and also to take positive environmental actions.
�World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for public outreach with participation from over 143 countries annually including India. First held in the year 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for creating awareness on emerging environment issues and this year the theme of the celebration is �Connecting People to Nature�, the Governor explained.�
Stating that the people of Nagaland have been living in harmony with nature since time immemorial, Acharya said unfortunately, hasty and unrestrained industrialisation, urbanisation and increased human intervention have resulted in degradation of environment which in turn affect the climate conditions and cause global warming. It is indeed heartening to note that the state and its people over the years are showing concern for environmental protection and preservation, he said.