'Culture is best protected through environment conservation'

5th Jun, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 5: Expert on art and culture, Satya Mohan Joshi has underscored on protecting the environment for preserving the cultural heritage.

Speaking in a programme organised by the Central Zoo on the occasion of the World Environment Day-2017 today, he insisted on protecting the environment through the protection and preservation of culture.

He said the nature and environment should be taken into account while starting any development works. "Development cannot be sustainable by destroying the nature," he said.

Lalitpur Metropolitan City mayor Chiri Bbau Maharjan said it was the common duty of all to keep the environment clean and healthy. He stressed the need for including environmental education in the school curriculum.

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Programme Director of the National Trust for Nature Conservation, Sarita Gyawali said every individual needs to be conscious about protecting the environment.

Chief of the Central Zoo, Rachana Shah spoke of the need of protecting the wild animals as these are also the key aspect of making the environment rich and beautiful.Students who participated in the different activities the Zoo had conducted throughout the year were awarded on the occasion.