"World Environment Day 2018: India is the Global Host"

Article by FE Online from Financial express - Jun 05,  2018


" World Environment Day (WED) 2018 is being celebrated today with India being the global host nation for the 43rd edition of the event. The main theme of the World Environment Day 2018 is ‘beat plastic pollution’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has posted a video on Twitter, greeting people of the occasion of the World Environment Day. “Greetings on #WorldEnvironmentDay. Together, let us ensure that our future generations live in a clean and green planet, in harmony with nature.” World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 Every year since 1974.

World Environment Day celebration in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an event to mark the occasion. He will also visit an exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns. Environment ministers, representatives from the United Nations, and members from various industry bodies will be among the various dignitaries attending the event, a statement said.

Prime Minister, in his latest edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, had underlined that India being named the official host of the World Environment Day celebrations was a recognition of the country’s growing leadership in tackling climate change issues. He had also urged people to shun plastic to protect the environment.  

A storytelling session was held inside the carriage of the Delhi Metro yesterday with the objective to promote environmental awareness among children and other people on the eve of World Environment Day. The event was attended by nearly 150 participants including schools students, parents, teachers and officials from the DMRC, NBT, JICA and Kodansha..."

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