Every year, World Environment Day is celebrated with the aim to encourage awareness and action for protection of our environment. Air pollution, waste management, sanitation, marine pollution and plastic waste are some of key concerning issues for sustainable of the planet earth in the future.
World Environment Day was inaugurated in 1972 following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden. Since its first celebration on 5 June 1974, millions of people across the world have taken part in thousands of events to raise awareness and generate political momentum around growing concerns such as the depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming.
The Government of India has committed to organizing and promoting the World Environment Day celebrations through a series of engaging activities and events generating strong public interest and participation this year.
The function was graced by the presence of the members of the diplomatic corps, officials from local government, religious and cultural figures, academicians, and figures in hospitality industry. All the participants eagerly joined the programme which included beach cleaning along Kuta Beach and turtle release with full of excitement.
The Consul General of India in Bali, Mr. R. O. Sunil Babu, welcomed the programme and spoke on the importance of the tackling the various enviromental issues today to leave a better world for future generation. He quoted Gandhiji’s words “the world is enough for everyone’s need but not enough for everyone’s greed”, to emphasize a need for a global citizenship responsibility towards our environment. (bbn/rls/rob)
Penulis : Rilis Pers
Editor : I Komang Robby Patria