ASLSA-Aaranyak hand over 500 face masks to Assam Zoo authorities

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In a webinar participated by the members of Assam State Legal Service Authority (ASLSA) and Aaranyak, a biodiversity conservation and research organization, a total of 500 masks were today handed over to Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden authorities.

 

Speaking on the occasion Justice N Kotiswar Singh of Gauhati High Court and Executive Chairman of ASLSA said, “COVID-19 pandemic has thrown before us a new world and new challenges and we have to face it with new ideas.”

 

The locally-made cotton face masks were handed over to the DFO of Assam State Zoo, Tejas Mariswamy in an informal occasion held in his office while maintaining social distance in presence of Member Secretary of ASLSA, Nayan Sankar Baruah, Aaranyak’s CEO, Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, District and Sessions Judge, Mitali Thakuria, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Millikan Dutta, Deputy Secretary of ASLSA, Tripti Arie, Under Secretary of ASLSA, Ayushree Shravan and Aaranyak officials Manas Kumar Bhattacharjya and Jayanta Pathak.

Participating in the video conference, Justice Kotiswar Singh further said, “The time is very difficult. However, we have to discharge our responsibilities and continue with our designated activities in spite of the difficulties posed by the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic.”

The officials of ASLSA during the interaction aired that they were keen to understand the legal hurdles faced by the forest officials while dealing with wildlife crimes cases.

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