Save environment and the pristine beauty of the Himalayan mountain range on this Himalaya Diwas
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 10-Sep-2017
Dehradun, September 10: The Himalayan Kingdom is as large and as unpredictable as the entire universe. The exquisite white hills and the boundless beauty is what defines the Himalayan mountain range. One of the tallest and favourite trekking places in the world, Himalayas has its own ‘Day’ to celebrate it. Yes, Himalaya Diwas is celebrated on September 9th in respect to safeguard the beauty and culture of the Himalayas.
An initiative that was started in 2010 by a group of noted environmentalists and activists including Sunder Lal Bahuguna, Anil Joshi and Radha Behan, Himalayan Day is celebrated to spread the message that solutions for sustainable development and ecological stability for the Himalayas must be as unique as the Himalayan ecosystem itself.
With global warming taking over the Earth, Himalayas is at great danger and undergoing a rapid change. Increasing population, rampant urbanization, unchecked deforestation, melting of glaciers are one of the reasons behind the tragedies behind the Kedarnath flood. With sudden increase in the population in states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has resulted into high migration rates in the Himalayan ranges.
And to save the magnificient mountains and its’ pristine beauty, ‘Himalaya Day’ is celebrated to maintain the peace and tranquility of the region.
And on this occasion, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced to set up two companies of eco task force for tree plantation and environment conservation in the state. A total of 200 ex-servicemen will be enrolled to serve in these two eco task force companies. Former Chief Minister and sitting MP Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank stressed on collective efforts to protect Himalaya. He said every Himalayan state has its peculiar requirements and the policies need to be framed according to that.