International Forest Day – 21st March CM addresses more than 16 lakh nature-lovers through BISAG satellite broadcast
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, on the eve of international Forest Day called society to be equipped for global warming challenge through forest conservation and tree plantations. He categorically said that trees, forest, water, fauna and human lives are inter related by virtue of “the world is one family”. Our collective efforts will make it stronger and forest day celebration will be significant.
United Nations celebrates 21st March of each year as ‘International Forest Day’, and theme of this years’ celebration is forest and energy. More than 16 lakh forest-nature lovers have received inspirable message from CM Rupani which was broadcasted from Gandhinagar through “BISAG” satellite media including state forest employees, members of forest society, tribal youth and women.
CM Rupani expressed his commitment to nurture forest and trees as well with support of local people to shield the earth with greenery all around and to resolve global pollution issues such as climate changes and impure water, air, food and human health related issues. Forests and trees are playing a vital role in protection of human beings against climate change.
Mentioning about four main properties of trees such as stability, philanthropy, undemanding and non-arrogance and said that sustainable development is a need of hour by merging energy conservation with three basic concepts like social, economic and environmental, he added.
CM Rupani expressed desire to provide financial assistance from forest estate. Requesting not only the forest conservation but the overall environment conservation, CM Rupani said that the solution to the environmental problem could be only brought by not exploiting tree and nature.
On the occasion of International Forest Day, Minister of State for Forest and Environment Department Ganpatsinh Vasava said, International Forest Day is the day to show affection towards trees. Forest is the main base of human life.
During the program through satellite (BISAG), State Forest Minister Shabdasharan Tadvi, Additional Chief Secretary to Forest and Environment Department Agrawal, Principal Chief Forest Conservator and senior officials from forest department were remained present in the BISAG studio.