ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Friday asked State Environment & Forest and Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung to plant a maximum number of saplings on the occasion of World Environment Day with collaboration between the department and educational institutions of the state.
The Governor, during a meeting with Natung at Raj Bhawan here, also suggested joining police personnel and members of armed forces deployed in the state for the programme, scheduled on June 5 next.
Mishra and Mama Natung during the meeting also discussed the conservation of forests, biodiversity parks and promotion of sports activities and sports persons in the state, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed.
“On the occasion of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, each child and each government official must plant a sapling and he or she must be encouraged to tend it till it grows,” the Governor said.
Mishra complimented the minister for organising the World Bicycle Day 2022 in the state capital and expressed his hope that it would encourage healthy physical activities among the people.
He advised the minister to promote all games and sports popular with our youth and also reward generously the sportspersons, who have brought laurels to the state.
Mishra shared his views regarding the forest lands, wildlife sanctuaries and ways and means to preserve nature’s bounty and underscored that there must be a fine balance between ‘ecology and development’.
Natung assured the Governor to organize the ensuing World Environment Day in a big way, the communiqué added.