World Environment Day will be observed tomorrow (June 5) under the theme ‘Air Pollution.
World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today appealed people to plant a sapling on the occasion of World Environment Day tomorrow to protect the environment.
Talking to media in New Delhi, Javadekar asked people to send their selfie after planting a sapling with #selfiewithsapling. He said, the priority of the government is to ensure that a large number of people participate tomorrow towards saving the environment.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has called upon the people to reverse the trend of environmental damage in order to keep Nagaland Clean and Green and also contribute to the global effort for environmental protection.
In a message on the eve of World Environment Day, Rio said climate change is a real issue which requires concerted efforts of all nations and Nagaland is proud to be part of this global movement.
The Chief Minister expressed optimism that the efforts made by various government departments, NGOs and village communities will contribute cleaner air and beat air pollution to a significant extent in future.
Meanwhile, observing the day various programmes are being organized across the state to create awareness for protection of our environment. Southern Angami Youth Organization is organizing a programme, wherein, Advisor Youth Resources and Sports Zale Neikha will officially declare Dzükou Valley as Plastic Free Zone.
Kohima Village Students’ Union is also organizing “Save Dzüvürü Campaign” which will be launched by Advisor, Rural development, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire.
In Wokha, afforestation drive will be organized at Mt. Tiyi.