Arunachal CM Raises Alarm On Climate Change, Global Warming

“There cannot be a better day than Children’s Day to sow in the young minds love for environment, love for nature and love for Mother Earth,” said Chief Minister Pema Khandu while creating awareness on the ill-effects of global warming and climate change amongst the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Seijosa in Pakke Kessang district of Arunachal Pradesh.


Celebrating Children’s Day at VKV Seijosa, Khandu made best attempts to explain to the kids about the degrading environment owing to pollution and rampant destruction of natural resources resulting in global warming.

He said, “Today is 14th November… by this time we used to be in our full winter clothes! But alas…we are still sweating! This is global warming.”

He also gave the instance of the Kameng river turbidity that has killed thousands of marine life in the neighbouring district of East Kameng.

“The waters of Kameng river has turned turbid causing huge loss of marine life due to disturbances in the glacier from where the river originates. Such events are instances of climate change due to global warming which if not dealt with may wipe out life completely from the earth in the future,” Khandu explained.

He called upon the young students to rise up and stand for protection of “our earth, environment, forests and rivers.”


“This is a very big concern. Therefore we adopted the Pakke Declaration in a Cabinet meeting held here – outside Itanagar for the first time – on Saturday. Now it is up to you – the younger generation – to take forward the resolutions and contribute in controlling this catastrophe called global warming.”

The adopted declaration on climate change resilient and responsive Arunachal envisages climate resilient development through its 5 broad themes resting on 75 strategies.

Khandu said kids of preparatory and primary levels present may not comprehend the magnitude of the issue at the moment but asked the senior students and teachers to enlighten them during routine academic discourses.

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