Forest Minister Benoy Viswom has said that the State government will organise a function in Palakkad on November 15 and 16 to mark the 25 th anniversary of the Silent Valley movement that set the stage for the environmental activism in the State.

Inaugurating a function to commemorate the late environmental activist John C. Jacob here on Sunday, the Minister said that environmental activists in and outside the State would participate in the environmental seminar and the subsequent gathering to be held in Palakkad on November 15 and 16. Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh would attend the function, Mr. Viswom announced.

Describing the Silent Valley agitation as a major social movement that had helped creation of environmental awareness in the State, he said that the movement had highlighted certain vital issues concerning the ecology that were relevant amid the global concern about global warming.

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