Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Friday called upon the people of the state to protect, conserve and restore the pristine natural resources and environment.
“Arunachal Pradesh with its rich natural flora and fauna has the highest forest cover with 79.63 percent in terms of total geographical area in India. In view of its rich biological diversity and ecosystems, our state is a biodiversity hotspot of the world. I appeal to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh, including Government departments, student communities, scientist, NGOs, educational institutions, environmentalist, environment activists, researchers, corporate leaders, traders, Industrialists etc to take a pledge for protection, conservation and restoration of our precious environment and its ecosystem for the posterity,” the Governor said in his message on the eve of World Environment Day.
He said that the World Environment Day is celebrated globally, every year to raise awareness for preservation and protection of the environment and natural resources.
“India is celebrating this day with over 143 countries for public outreach. This year’s theme for the World Environment Day is ‘ecosystem restoration’,” he added.
In his message, the Governor also appealed to people to fully observe Covid appropriate behaviour to fight against Coronavirus pandemic.