World Environment day celebrated with great enthusiasm in Kupwara district

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World Environment day celebrated with great enthusiasm in Kupwara district

Kupwara, June 5: The World Environment Day was celebrated today with great enthusiasm by various Government departments, Educational institutions and other organizations across Kupwara district, by organizing plantation drives, clean up drives, awareness programmes and eco-friendly practices and other activities.

At DC Office Complex, the Deputy Commisioner (DC) Kupwara, Ms. Ayushi held an interactive session with students.

The Deputy Commissioner while interacting with students said that on World Environment Day 2024, we come together to renew our commitment to protecting the rich biodiversity and natural resources of our planet.

The Deputy Commissioner said that this year’s theme, “Restore, Reimagine, Recreate,” reminds us that it is within our power to heal the Earth by rethinking our relationship with nature and taking decisive actions to reverse environmental degradation.

She said that we all stand at a critical juncture where every choice we make has a profound impact on the health of our planet. From reducing plastic waste and conserving water to embracing renewable energy and protecting endangered species, each of us has a role to play in this global mission.

The Deputy Commissioner said that our smallest actions can lead to the greatest changes and our collective actions today will shape the world of tomorrow.

At town Hall Handwara, World Environment day function was presided over by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Handwara, Aziz Ahmed Rather. On the occasion, ADC urged the students to follow the “Think Global and Act Local’ principle that emphasizes the importance of considering the broader, global implications of actions while making decisions and taking actions at a local level. He said that this approach encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to address global issues such as environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic development through locally relevant initiatives and practices. ADC later took part in a plantation drive at Chinar Park Handwara.

Rural Development department (RDD) celebrated World Environment Day today by organizing plantation drives, community clean-up drives,awareness campaigns and eco-friendly practices around different AmritSarovars, which became focal points for promoting environmental stewardship and community engagement in sustainable practices.

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