Shillong, October 31: A weeklong celebration of Wildlife Week 2017 concluded today wherein Forests and Environment Minister Clement Marak graced the valedictory function as Chief Guest at All Saint’s Hall, IGP Point, Shillong. The programme was organised by the Wildlife Wing of the Forests and Environment Department, Government of Meghalaya.
In his address, Marak said “Wildlife plays a vital role in our lives and helps in maintaining and balancing the ecosystem. It is imperative that we, as human being,s adopt the principle of mutual co-existence to preserve and protect it”. He also urged the gathering to volunteer and work together in preserving the rich biodiversity of the state.
During the function, Marak also distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions held as part of the weeklong celebration and also handed over the Wildlife Samaritan Award 2017 to wildlife rescuers, who helped and rescued the wild animals in distress. Earlier, the Chief Guest along with other dignitaries released a poster on “Butterflies of Nongkhyllem”.