~~ 1TCCWf If:;fi Prime Minister MESSAGE India is home to a magnificent variety of ecosystems and species of flora and fauna. Our glorious natural heritage must be nurtured and passed on to the future generations. Given the pressures of a growing population, it is not going to be easy to maintain the existing biological diversity in our country. However, we are firmly committed to conserving our unique wildlife, vast areas of forests and other landscapes including the snow clad mountains, alpine pastures, deserts and marine areas. If this commitment is to be fulfilled, each one of us would be required to actively pursue a conservationist lifestyle. We would also need to ensure that gradually the various facets of conservation get embedded in all developmental activities. On the occasion of Wildlife Week, 2012, which coincides with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, I call upon my fellow citizens, especially the young, to join in this noble endeavour of conserving and protecting our wildlife and maintaining the ecological integrity of our great nation. ~o.~~ C=~ (Manmohan Singh)"\ New Delhi 25 September, 2012
"Message from the desk of Prime Minister on the eve of wildlife week, 2012 - Sukanya Kadyan"