Panaji, June 4 (IANS) Citing the destruction caused by ‘Cyclone Nisarga’ on India’s west coast, Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday, in his message on the eve of World Environment Day, called for a need to respect nature and harmonise human lives in sync with it.
“Recently the ‘Cyclone Nisarga’, which made landfall in the western coast of India, left a trail of destruction in coastal states including Goa after gusty winds and heavy rain damaged trees and homes across these states,” Malik said on the eve of World Environment Day.
“When the nature turns hostile, there is absolutely no place where life can hide. The nature’s fury is inescapable. Therefore we all must respect nature and our environment and try to harmonise our life with it,” Malik said.
The Governor said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, the balance between humans and nature had been restored to some extent.
“Today, the entire world is hit by the pandemic, Covid-19. The world has cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions at the peak of the pandemic shutdown. The sky is more clearer, the waters are less polluted, promoting co-existence of all beings,” Malik said.
“This shows, we as humans should show gratitude to the nature and the efforts should be to strike a fine balance between environment and development. We must strive towards sustainable development,” he added.