AIRGUN-SURRENDER ABHIYAN TO SHIELD PRECIOUS WILDLIFE
MENCHUKA: Minister for Environment & Forest Mama Natung has appealed to the villagers to shun the hunting culture and protect the wildlife and wild animals for the future generations. Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (APLA) P.D. Sona was also present on the occasion.
Minister Natung made this appeal while participating in the 'Airgun Surrender Abhiyaan' organized by Forest department, Aalo Division at Lhalung Village near here recently. He also lauded the villagers for volunteering to surrender their air guns. Hunting must be stopped and people should rather engage on other sustainable living, he said.
"I appreciate the positive response towards the campaign by the villagers by surrendering their air guns to maintain ecological balance. I request the district administration to issue an order so that the people co-operate the Abhiyaan," he said, also requesting the local legislator to take forward the campaign.
Natung also said that Menchuka is blessed with natural beauty, which is more enhanced by the locals by still preserving and promoting their age old tradition, faith and culture.
"I request the people of our State to visit the district rather visiting foreign countries. We have the best god gifted beauty of nature," he added, adding that the support by the people will grow the economic condition as well as put the State a step forward towards the growth of tourism.
The Minister later interacted with the villagers and PRI (Panchayati Raj Institution) leaders. He assured to help in every developmental project in the village as requested by the villagers of Lhalung.
Meanwhile assuring all cooperation to take forward the campaign in the district, Speaker Sona said that he never thought that the campaign would receive a mass support.