6 May 2023

Youngsters Take Part In Bicycle Rally ,Tree Counting And Tree Hugging Activities In Run-up Environment Day 2023

New Delhi: World Environment Day (June 5) is an occasion which brings together millions of people across the world and country for awareness and action for the environment. This year, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India envisages to celebrate the World Environment Day 2023 with a thrust on the Mission LiFE. 

The concept of LiFE, i.e., Lifestyle for Environment was introduced by the  Prime Minister, at the World Leaders' Summit in Glasgow at the 2021 UNFCCC COP26, when he gave a clarion call to rekindle a global pursuit to adopt sustainable lifestyle and practices. Mass mobilisation across the country on LiFE are being organized in the run-up to the celebrations.

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

NMNH in collaboration with National Zoological Park organized bi-cycle rally and an interactive session for students of school and veterinary college; the students pledged to adopt LiFE movement in their day -today- life. 

The day  wrapped up with a bicycle rally which aims to promote the theme of save energy under Mission LiFE. The purpose of organising this programme in the National Zoological Park was to create awareness and connect people in order to promote the notion of a Sustainable Lifestyle by staying connected to nature. The programme concluded with Vote for LiFE slogans.

Events by Regional Museums of Natural History

RMNH, Mysore conducted Campus Tree Counting Activity as part of MISSION LiFE for  students and General public and emphasized the need for Eco-friendly LiFEstyle along with Interaction/ Green Talk.

RMNH, Bhubaneswar conducted Campus Tree hugging Activity to know and understand various types of tree barks and insects associated with it as part of MISSION LiFE  for 200 students from Mother’s Public School, Bhubaneswar.

Zoological Survey of India

Dr Dhriti Banerjee, Director, ZSI addressed about 120 students of Burdwan University, West Bengal on "Role of Faunal Diversity for sustainable environment" to spread awareness and mass mobilisation on Mission LiFE.

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