Himalaya Day: Conserve ecological systems in Himalaya, says iGP

INDIA GREENS PARTY

Press Statement

Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 9 September 2021: Celebrating the Himalaya Day today, the India Greens Party (iGP) said it is vital to conserve the ecological systems in the Himalayan region as the mountain range plays a vital role in influencing the climate of India and several neighbouring countries.

The Himalaya crosses Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Some of the world’s major rivers, Indus, Ganga, and Tsangpo-Brahmputra, originate in the Himalayan region, and their combined drainage basin is home to some 600-million-people of which 53-million-people live in the region.

In a press statement on the occasion of the Himalaya Day today, the iGP President Suresh Nautiyal said the Himalaya is a source of strength and a valuable heritage for the entire world; therefore, it needs to be conserved and preserved.

The Himalaya has profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia and Tibet; many Himalayan peaks are sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.

The Himalaya Day is celebrated every year in the state of Uttarakhand on September 9. The day is observed with the aim to conserve the ecosystems in the region. The day helps in raising awareness and community involvement besides instilling scientific knowledge. The day is also observed to mark the significance of Himalaya.

Mr Nautiyal said the health of Himalaya, which is the body and soul of India, is vital for the whole of the Indian subcontinent.

He said adequate attention needs to be paid to the Himalayan hill towns which face several challenges due to poor building planning and designs, poor infrastructure like roads, water supply, sewage, etc, and unprecedented cutting of trees.

“Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop eco-sensitive hill town plans and designs,” the iGP leaders pointed out.

Issued by Deepak Dabral, iGP Office Secretary

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