Kudos to Dr K S Kanwal (Opportunity of community-based bird-watching ecotourism in Arunachal, Arunachal Times, Dec 31, 2017) for the heartwarming article on the very last day of the year! We are simply tired of news items on political misgivings and ruckus in and out of the Indian parliament and state assembly houses, stories of massive corruptions, political hatred and struggle, heinous crimes, insurgency and failures of government to cater to the people on providing very basic necessities. The article has an excellent touch of innocent nature and both ecological and economic opportunities for the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The author has used an exemplary style in elegantly promoting avitourism which in addition to promoting the message of the unfathomable joys of nature; also has the direction and hidden message of sustainable living.
Such ecobased article will certainly train young minds of the state and the nation to be more ecocentric and feel more connected to our neglected nature and teach them to be responsible in protecting our vulnerable ecosystems.
I would like to thank Arunachal Times and request them to continue publishing more of such heartwarming nature articles in the future issues.
Saikat Kumar Basu