KOCHI: Charles Diaz, MP, has exhorted citizens to prevent the destruction of trees and mangroves, which he said were the lungs of the nature, at any cost.
He was delivering the inaugural address at a workshop on environmental studies conducted jointly by the forest department, Marthoma Syrian Churchs Development Department and Environment Commission at Mangalavanam near here on Friday.
K.V. Simon, vice-president of the Marthoma Syrian Church Development Department presided. Environment activists Jiyo Jose, C.M. Joy, S. Seetharaman, Fr, Augustine Vattoli, Purushan Eloor, and Rajendra Prasad made the presentations.