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President says there is no future journey for the humankind sans nature’s blessings

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 19, 2018 18:37

President says there is no future journey for the humankind sans nature’s blessings

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that there is no future journey for the human being sans the blessings of the nature. The President made this observation addressing the Presidential Environment Awards Festival.
The Presidential Environment Awards Festival that appraises environment friendly citizens at the national level was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The Awards Festival was organized by the Environment Ministry under the guidance of the President with the intention of encouraging environment friendly industries and services. It is operative under the Sri Lanka Next Programme that is being implemented by the Mahaweli Development Ministry to mould a green era in future Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Next Environment Exhibition was opened under the patronage of the President. The President after visiting the exhibition stalls exchanged pleasantries with the staff members. The Presidential Environment Awards 2018 commemorative volume was presented to the President.
The President presented awards appreciating sectors such as institutions, industries and services, schools, journalists, businessmen and civil organizations that had rendered a significant service to the environment.
Dushantha Darshana of the ITN News Division was feted with the award given for the electronic and print media environmental investigative television programme.
The President in his address expressed views with respect to the Government’s broad programme which is being implemented on behalf of environmental conservation and the enhancement of the forest density in the country. Further expressing his views on the occasion, President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out that it should be a significant duty and responsibility of a citizen to plant a tree during an auspicious activity in life for the sake of the entire mankind.
A number of events including the Soba Chalana Film Festival, the Climate Change Annual Meeting / Green Awards Dialogue and the 4th National Symposium on Maritime Environment were held parallel to the Presidential Environmental Awards.
Group including many Parliamentarians was present.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 19, 2018 18:37

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