Governor kicks-off 8th Climate Change workshop

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Mumbai, Jul 10 (UNI) Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir inaugurated the eighth Annual Environmental Leadership Workshop for Mumbai's teachers and principals here today.

Speaking to over 100 faculty members of various schools in the city, the Governor said, ''Due to climate change, there was a 400 per cent increase in natural disaster around the world from 120 in the mid 80s to 500 in 2007. Maharashtra itself had already faced drought and floods in recent years that could be attributed to climate change.'' Using the threatened tiger as an example, the Governor said, the tiger personified nature that needed to be saved, and saving the tiger and forest went hand in hand and expressed his pleasure on seeing the interest shown among school children to save the exotic and beautiful creature.

''Teachers and parents must make a collective endeavor to make children responsible citizens. I am happy to see teachers actively participating with children,'' Governor said.

He also extolled the audience to make learning a less taxing and more pleasurable experience for children, and to always help them remember the millions with no access to facilities available in large cities like Mumbai.

The workshop was organised by the ''Kids for Tigers'' Sanctuary Tiger Programme, which has 505 schools in 16 cities and towns across the country subscribing to the project.

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