Meghalaya legislator stresses on importance of sustaining ecosystem
Newmai News Network
SHILLONG, May 22: Meghalaya’s Minister for Forest & Environment, Lahkmen Rymbui has stressed on the importance of maintaining a balance in the biodiversity for a sustainable ecosystem.
Speaking during the observation of the International Day for Biological Diversity under the theme: “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” which was organized by the Meghalaya Biodiversity Board (MBB) and the state’s Forests & Environment Forests & Environment at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong on Wednesday, Rymbui said, “As we are in an ecosystem where we are inter-dependent on each other, we have to renew our commitment to preserve our rich biodiversity.”
Rymbui then lamented the dwindling of rare species and in this regard, he said, “There is a need to realize the value of organisms and species, understand the gravity of the situation and work together towards preserving the environment and our rich biodiversity for future generations.”
During the event, Rymbui along with other dignitaries released Annual Report for the years 2015-2018, booklets and posters on Biodiversity, pamphlet on Biodiversity Heritage Site of Meghalaya, Khlaw Kur Syiem KmieIng (Umkon Village of Ri Bhoi district) and also distributed prizes to the winners of the photography, drawing and essay competitions.
Short documentary films titled, ‘Giant Steps to Conservation by a Small Village, Mawlyngbna’ and ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’ were also screened during the programme.