Guwahati: Pressing on the importance of responsibilities towards nature by human beings, Forest and Environment Minister Parimal Suklabaidiya urged the people of Assam to work in greater interest of the society at large.
Attending an inaugural ceremony of the 66th Wildlife Week at Assam State Zoo on Thursday, which was commenced with the worship of elephants by the minister, Suklabaidiya emphasized on preserving the Biodiversity of Assam.
The ceremony was followed by a rally marched by the elephants and a tableau highlighting the important animals and birds of Assam (prepared by Assam State Zoo).
The minister on the occasion also stated that animals have been an indispensable part of human life since time immemorial and hence we all should respect and treat them equally as Mother Nature treat us all.
Minister Suklabaidiya also laid the foundation stone of a five storied state of art complex that will be set up inside the zoo premises as the new divisional office of the zoo equipped with all necessary facilities, a library, conference hall etc.