Chyrmang village’s Wildlife Week, organised by the Wildlife Wing of the Forest and Environment Department and Divisional Forest Officer of Jaintia Hills, concluded today.
Wildlife Week, whose theme was ROAR (Roar and Revive), explored the human-animal relationships.
The valedictory function was held today with Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui as the chief guest in the presence of several other dignitaries.
The function began with the inauguration of a community hall and nature interpretation centre, which was formally opened by Rymbui. The hall was constructed under a centrally-sponsored scheme for the community reserve, Ka Khloo Blai Seinraij Kongwasan Chyrmang. Rymbui also distributed certificates to the winners of various competitions conducted by the department.
Speaking on the occasion, Rymbui expressed happiness at the steps taken by the people of the village to preserve the forest. He added that protection of wildlife and conserving the forest is a benefit to humankind and it is the duty of everyone to protect and conserve biodiversity.
Baiar Kupar Lyngwa, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, in his welcome address highlighted the importance of conservation of wildlife and habitats.
To create awareness among the students about the importance of conservation and protection of wildlife, the Divisional Forest Officer had conducted competitions for students online and prizes were distributed to all the winners.