Aizawl: Along with rest of the world, Mizoram yesterday observed World Environment Day in different parts of the state with a theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’.
In Mamit, the World Environment Day was observed at Chhimveng YMA Hall under the aegis of School Education Department Mamit District and Environment Forest & Climate change, Mamit Division. Additional DC H. Lianzela was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, H. Lianzela emphasized on the need for protecting and preserving trees and bamboos in order to bring ecological balance and make Mizoram a suitable place of living for the next generations.
“Global warming has been rapidly increasing and therefore people should be fully conscious about protecting and preserving bamboos and trees for our future,” he said.
In Kolasib, World Environment Day was observed at circuit house under the leadership of Kolasib DC Dr. Arun T during which a message from Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla was read out. Apart from this, Environment Run was organized to mark the observation of World Environment Day. About 200 students took part in the run.
The World Environment Day was observed with a theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’. According to United Nations, the theme of this year implores people to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth.
Union environment minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, global warming and climate change are adversely affecting the whole world and people should contribute to save the planet.
The State government of Kerala launched a massive tree planting exercise today on the occasion of world environment day.
This is being organised under the ‘ Haritha Keralam’ project an initiative to make the state green. The government’s programme is to plant one crore saplings across the state by involving school students, ‘Kudumbashree’ (women self-help group) units and civic bodies. This is kerala’s initiative to tackle climate change.