World Environment Day 2019: Indian missions make awareness over the world; Significance of Theme
Indian missions over the world are participating on the world environment day with inventive ways. From New York to Jeddah to Afghanistan, the focus has been to make awareness and Indian method for existing together with nature.
India’s permanent representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin, Deputy Permanent Representative Nagaraj Naidu and other diplomats were seen appropriating garments and cotton bags as a feature of United Nations activity of dispensing with single-use plastics.
On the bags was composed Mahatma Gandhi’s, father of the country quotes, “The future depends on what you do today” and “say no to single-use plastic.”
Indeed, even president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) joined the Indian mission’s initiative.
María Fernanda Espinosa tweeted, “Inspired to see our United Nations coming together around our shared responsibility to beat plastic pollution while holding the cotton bag that was being distributed by Indian mission.”
Indian mission in Afghanistan saw Indian agent Vinay Kumar planting trees at the New Chancery Complex as part of World Environment Day and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
In the interim, the Indian consulate in Jeddah likewise observed Consul General Noor Rahman alongside different authorities planting trees at the chancery complex.
World environment day will be celebrated on June 5 and the current year’s theme is air pollution.
“China will be a great global host of 2019’s World Environment Day celebrations. The country has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling air pollution domestically. It can now help spur the world to greater action. Air pollution is a global emergency affecting everyone. China will now be leading the push and stimulating global action to save millions of lives,” Joyce Msuya, UN Environment Acting Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations was quoted as saying in the press release issued by the UN.
Every year, around seven million individuals die prematurely because of air pollution. Around four million deaths take place in Asia-Pacific.