Minister for health and family welfare Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu Tuesday said “while observing festivals the saddest part of the story is that many birds and wild animals become the victims of our festivals.”
Speaking at Moatsu celebration at Chuchuyimlang, Azo said it was high time that such practices be stopped as people need to save wild life and natural environment to have an ecological balance.
“Today Nagas need a paradigm shift in our lifestyle, living habit, eating habit etc in order to preserve nature and its environment,” Azo said adding that a concerned effort of both government and public at large is the need of honour.
Also expressing concern that Nagaland, like other parts of the world hadbeen badly affected by global change, the minister challenged the people to wake up to the call of climate change and take steps to preserve, enhance God given natural environment before it was too late.
The minister also said festivals were held because of the peaceful environment the people enjoyed in the state, adding all these was made possible due tireless efforts of DAN government, including the opposition, Churches, NGOs and all faction.
The celebration was marked by cultural song and dances, Moatsu procession, feast etc.