Ace mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, Anshu Jamsenpa, has been conferred the ‘Eastern Himalayan global environmental ambassador’ award recently.
Wildlife researcher Dr KK Sarma presented the award, instituted by the Balipara Foundation.
Over 1000 delegates from 13 countries, were present at the ceremony where Jamsenpa was awarded.
In her acceptance speech, Jamsenpa said, “We need to conserve nature and do more plantations to preserve the ecology and improve the economy of the region” in order to cope with the deteriorating environment and economic conditions. I’m honoured and at the same time it’s a responsibility for me to spread the word for conservation,” she said.
She lauded the Balipara Foundation for playing a significant role in the conservation of the ecosystem and for planting seven million trees in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan and Assam, reports Arunachal Times.
Indian scholar and inspirational leader Dr Vandana Shiva highlighted the importance of organic farming to conserve the web of life, while Oxford historian Mark Davies and Diana Owen of the UK-based Royal Overseas League spoke about the rich heritage of the eastern Himalayas and “synergizing education, art and tourism for community development.”