New Delhi: The United Nations General Assembly announced 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012 to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.
“When we drink a glass of water, write in a notebook, take medicine for a fever or build a house, we do not always make the connection with forests. And yet, these and many other aspects of our lives are linked to forests in one way or another,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT University while talking to the students of AAFT University expressing the importance of forests.
“Forest sustainable management and their use of resources are key to combating climate change, and to contributing to the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations. Forests also play a crucial role in poverty alleviation and in the achievement of the sustainable Development Goals. Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, global deforestation continues at an alarming rate,” added Sandeep Marwah.