Ivan Zhimomi from Nagaland receives Rural Futures Rewilding Award 2021 during the 9th edition of the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum, the flagship annual event of the Balipara Foundation held at Taj Vivanta, Guwahati.
Guwahati, December 10 (MExN): On the last day of the 9th edition of the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum, the flagship annual event of the Balipara Foundation, on the theme ‘Ecology is Economy’, the forum awarded and recognised extraordinary visionaries of the Eastern Himalayas and their indomitable contribution.
These entrepreneurs received a Social Impact Recognition Award which comes with a Citation and a contribution to the organisation or individual from the Social Impact Recognition Fund of Balipara Foundation. The event took place at Taj Vivanta, Guwahati, stated a press release received here.
The Rural Futures Rewilding Award 2021 recipient was Ivan Zhimomi of Nagaland, who is a local champion of mobilising the people in the region to establish a network of community conserved areas (CCA) - The Tizu Valley Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Network at Zunheboto. The award was presented by Chanakya Chaudhury, Vice President, Corporate Services.
The other award categories and the recipients were as follows: Naturenomics™ Award 2021- Sonam Tashi Gyaltsen of Sikkim; Naturenomics™ Award 2021 -Kurule Tenupa Village, of Nepal; Food for the Future Award 2021- Momee Pegu of Assam; Food for the Future Award 2021-Gopal Nag of Assam; Green Guru Award 2021- Layland Marak of Meghalaya; Green Guru Award 2021- Amir Hamza Xihad of Bangladesh (Mekateam); Young Naturalist Award 2021-Lalvohbika of Mizoram; Forest Ranger & Guards Award 2021 -Kime Rambia of Arunachal Pradesh; Forest Ranger & Guards Award 2021- Dorji Duba of Bhutan; Rural Futures Rewilding Grant 2021 - Manjit Patir of Assam.
The Lifetime Service Award 2021 was presented to Dr Prabin Saikia of Assam by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The 9th Rabindranath Borthakur Memorial Lecture was given by Mahua Moitra, Member of Parliament. “I firmly believe that the common citizens of India, the grassroots indigenous communities, play a crucial role in combating climate change, and tonight through the Balipara Foundation Awards vision of Rural Futures, we celebrate these indigenous communities, whose voices inspires us every day, the change-makers who make this world a better place for all of us to live in,” said Moitra.