Meeting organised on protection of Himalayas

Dignitaries during a meeting on protection of Himalayas at New Delhi. -Excelsior/Morup Stanzin
Dignitaries during a meeting on protection of Himalayas at New Delhi. -Excelsior/Morup Stanzin

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 24: With a view to formally announcing the next international conference, on the theme of “Saving the Himalayas – An Urgent Call to Action”, which will take place in Kathmandu (Nepal) during 22nd-24th November 2020, a meeting was held with all those concerned at the India International Centre, New Delhi yesterday.
It was attended by various stakeholders and personalities from all fields including from spiritual, political, businesses, diplomats, media and more importantly stakeholders from different Himalayan regions.
Various personalities includes Kailash Chaudhary Minister of State for Agriculture & farmers welfare, Ram Lal Markanda Minister from HP, Maj. Gen. Vestop Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni, . Binod Chaudhary and sons Rahul Chaudhary and Varun Chaudhary, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal , MP Ladakh, Ambassador P. Stobdan, Joint Secretary Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Jigmat Takpa and so many other renowned personalities.
Earlier, a close door meeting was held with the presence of our founder Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Dr. Binod Chaudhary, the chairman of the Chaudhary Foundation & Chief Patron (SHF) & representatives from ICIMOD regarding the upcoming joint conference to be organised by Save the Himalaya Foundation, Chaudhary Foundation, ICIMOD, Himalasia & WWF Nepal to discuss various key points and brainstorm regarding the upcoming Conference.
The Rapid, and often Uncontrolled, social and economic development and the resulting pressures on the limited and precious natural resources of this environmentally and geographically sensitive region, led Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena to the establishment of the Save the Himalayas Foundation in 2015. It was started with a determined vision to sustain the deep respect for the interconnectedness of human life and the natural environment throughout the Himalayan region,