Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the ENVITHON (Mini-Marathon) as part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 03, 2018. The event was joined by a gathering of more than 10,000 school children from nearly 200 schools of Delhi NCR.
5 June is celebrated as the World Environment Day since 1972. It marks the day when the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (or the Stockholm Conference) convened with participation from 113 nations. This further led to the setting up of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri addressing the session on ‘The Knowledge Coalition-Intelligent Conversations’ as the part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 3, 2018.
The Workshop was followed by the Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution and pledge was taken to make areas around the Taj Mahal free from litter. It was also decided to take immediate steps to reduce single-use plastic around the Taj Mahal.
While addressing the gathering of cycling enthusiasts and environmentalists, Shri Naidu advocated that cycling is the best and cheapest form of exercise to keep ourselves healthy and people must be encouraged to adopt such environment friendly mode of transport.
The Secretary, Steel, Dr. Aruna Sharma addressing the session on Sustainable Lifestyles towards enhancing Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy as the part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 02, 2018. India is a host country for the World Environment Day this year.