DEHRADUN Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the two days “Sustainable Mountain Development Summit” at a local hotel organized by Planning Department of Uttarakhand in Dehradun on the occasion of Himaliya Day today. Chief Minister Shri Trivendra gave 3C and 3P Mantra for Himaliya Conservation. 3C for Care, Conserve and Cooperate and 3P for Plan, Produce and Promote.
Chief Minister also announced to constitute two eco task force companies for plantation and environmental conservation in Himaliyan regions during the event. 200 ex-servicemen will provide their services in these companies and it will cost around Rs 50 Crore as per the budget estimation. Chief Minister appealed the scientists, environmentalists and other stakeholders to make efforts to conserve the Rispana river of Dehradun which was called Rishiparna River in ancient times so that it might get its old form once again as a pollution free river. He asked for the suggestions in this regard.
Chief Minister added that River Ganga cannot be imagined without Himaliya. People’s faith in holy river Ganga around the globe reflects the faith for Great Himaliya also. While Himaliya is prestige of India other side it is also very important strategically.
“Save Water, Save Life”, “One Person One Tree” like campaigns are being conducted by State Government since last 3 months are also some important steps towards Himaliya Conservation. Request for Selfie from My Village and celebrating occasions like birthdays and wedding anniversaries in the native villages are some more initiatives taken by Government to reconnect the migrants of Uttarakhand with their Himaliyan hilly villages, Chief Minister Shri Trivendra told.
Chief Minister asserted that Himaliya is connected with every aspect of our life. Himaliya is also generator of Indian Culture. Not only Government has to take care of concerns of Himaliya but maximum people’s participation needed in this direction also.Chief Minister also launched the website “Transforming Uttarakhand” showing best practices of State by Planning Department and book “Himalaya Diwas” written by environmentalist Dr. Anil Joshi.
Addressing the event former Chief Minister and Haridwar MP Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that Himaliya can be saved through integrated efforts including water, forests, land and people.Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Ranveer Singh said that all the stakeholders work together to save Himaliya.