School children sensitised on environmental challenges
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 12
DEVELOPMENT Action Network (DAN) in collaboration with Nagaland Pollution Control Board and Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi carried out National Environment Awareness Campaign Programme (NEAC 2013-14) at Little Angels School, 3rd Mile, Dimapur on February 12.
Biodiversity conservation – traditional and cultural practices in the context of Naga society were the main theme of the programme. Ms Atoholi Jimo, director of the DAN and other resource persons from Pro-Rural Organization organized the programme wherein 50 students participated.
Based on the theme, the resource persons spoke on the basics of biodiversity and the importance of conserving diverse biological lives with specific reference to local scenario such as livelihood, health, social life, economy, ecological, cultural, educational and aesthetic values.
They pointed out that ‘Nature is to be respected as God’s gift and it is the responsibility of man to take good care of it’. The students were also familiarized with the traditional and cultural practices of conserving bio-diversity practiced by Naga farmers.
Indigenous people such Nagas and other local communities have a vital role in environmental management and development because of their vast pool of experience and knowledge of traditional practices.