The World Environment Day was on 5 June. It is an annul event aimed to bring people closer to the environment and give them a reason to do something at least for a day for Mother Nature.

According to the United Nations,

“Through World Environment Day, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.”

Here is a look at some events that were celebrated in India during the World Envrionment Day this year.

There are also images that are not of celebrations but show us the state of our own region, country and planet. See and decide for yourself if we really can celebrate world envrionmet day for just 24 hours or need to be the agents of change 24×7.

Great Adjutant Storks stand at a garbage dump near Deepor Beel wildlife sanctuary in Guwahati, India

Envrionment activists wrap branches around themselves to spread the message of saving trees in Allahabad, India

Youngsters cleaning plastic waste from River Ganga

Sewage pipe runs into Dal lake in Srinagar, India

Stone Quarry near Deepor Beel Santuary in Guwahati, India

Ragpicker jumps over untreated sewage water meeting Tawi river in Jammu, India

National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadet planting trees on World Environment Day

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All images courtesy Daylife

About Atula Gupta

Atula Gupta is the Founder and Editor of Her work has appeared in a number of international websites, dailies and magazines including The Wire, Deccan Herald, New Indian Express, Down to Earth and Heritage India on issues related to environment and its conservation. She is also the author of Environment Science Essentials, a set of books for school children. She hopes this website provides a platform for people to be aware about species in the verge of extinction and heighten their conservation efforts.

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