World Bamboo Day
The official day to mark the important role of bamboo in the lives of millions of people across the world, including in INBAR’s 40+ Member States. For an example of the ways in which INBAR Member States celebrate Bamboo Day, read here.
18 and 19 September 2017 – World Bamboo Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Nagaland, a state of the North East Region of India. Celebrations were held at the Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre, at an event organized by the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency and sponsored by the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region.
During his inaugural speech, Mr. Naiba Konyak from the Government of Nagaland expressed his hope that the event might raise more awareness about bamboo’s potential. This would help bamboo go further in encouraging entrepreneurship, generating employment and providing a means of livelihood for people.
There were two guests of honour at the event: the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Hon. Mr.T.R. Zeliang, and Secretary of the Ministry Of Development Of North Eastern Region, Mr. Naveen Verma. The event was also attended by officials from the North Eastern Council, INBAR, GIZ, State Mission Directors of the North East States, and other State departments.