President Murmu said, we must preserve the fragile ecology of the Himalayas for future generations | Popgen Tech
Aizawl: President Draupadi Murmu on Friday said the Himalayas, their fragile ecology and flora and fauna are “our priceless heritage and we must preserve them for future generations”.
He said Mizoram has the largest forest cover among all Indian states, which provides an ideal home for extraordinary and rich biodiversity.
Addressing the Mizoram Assembly, the President said that India’s ties with its neighbours, especially in Southeast Asia, are very valuable to us.
“India’s ‘Act East Policy’ emphasizes the northeast to enhance India’s connectivity with the extended neighborhood in the Asia-Pacific region. Once an economic initiative, the policy now had strategic and cultural dimensions as well.
“Mizoram benefits from, and also contributes to, the nation’s efforts to engage with its neighbors in the region,” Murmu said.
Note that the topography of the region poses special challenges for development; The President said that again Mizoram has done remarkably well on all parameters, especially when it comes to human development.
He said that connectivity is bound to be the biggest factor in realizing the potential of such a region.
The development of village roads, highways and bridges not only helps in achieving educational and health care goals, but also unlocks economic opportunities, added the President.
Murmu also said that the Mizoram Assembly has played a pioneering role in going digital by adopting NeVA (National e-Vidhan Application).
He said that in Mizoram, women are very empowered in every sphere of life, be it sports, culture or business.
“There should be an increased representation of women in public life particularly, among the legislators in the state,” Murmu added.
After a two-day visit to Nagaland, the President came to Mizoram on Thursday and after attending a series of programmes, including addressing the 17th Convocation of the Mizoram University and the Mizoram assembly, on Friday he left for Gangtok.