Lieutenant Governor, R K Mathur planting an apple sapling at Raj Niwas on World Environment day.
Celebrating World Environment Day themed 'Celebrate Biodiversity', Lieutenant Governor, R K Mathur planted an apple sapling on June 5 at Raj Niwas and appealed people to nurture the nature.
R K Mathur said that the day is also known as People's Day and each one of us plays a vital role to preserve and promote the rich biodiversity of Ladakh. He urged every Ladakhi to plant indigenous plants and fruit-bearing trees that will not only give an additional income but will also help to build a healthy ecosystem for every species to thrive and survive.
He emphasized on realising our responsibilities to achieve the sustainable developmental goals for UT Ladakh.
Talking about the region's richness in agro and natural biodiversity, he stressed upon every Ladakhi to take great care of these environmental hotspots. He added that the rich biodiversity of Ladakh is a unique asset of the region and sustainability should be the core of all developmental activities in Ladakh.
Reiterating the Prime Minister's aim towards a carbon-neutral Ladakh, he said that it is a step to preserve and restore the natural environment of the region.