Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed,Thursday, congratulated Jigmet Takpa, Chief Conservator of Forests, Ladakh and Director LREDA (Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency) and Stanzin Dorjai Gya, Filmmaker and Director, Himalayan Film House, both from Ladakh, for having represented India at the United Nations’ Conference on Climate Change, held at Paris recently.
In a statement, Mufti Sayeed said that the participation of two sons of soil in COP 21 is a rare honour for J&K. “The kind of work they are doing towards reducing global warming and eliminating greenhouse pollution through comprehensive research and media outreach is really commendable,” he said, while praising the efforts in their respective areas of work to combat climate change.
While Takpa showcased his works on climate change, mitigation and adaptation in Ladakh Himalaya during the Conference, Gya’s film – Jungwa and the Lighting Up Himalaya – was selected for screening at Paris from among 500 entries around the world.
During the Climate Change Conference, the duo was also hosted for lunch by the French President, Francois Hollande, at The Elysee Palace.