Every year, June 5 is observed as World Environment Day to raise awareness about environmental issues. The theme for this year’s Environment Day is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ with focus on single-use or disposable plastic.
The theme invites everyone to make changes in their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife and their own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, it has severe environmental consequences.
Considering the significance of the day, India’s current and former cricketers such as Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, among others shared some insightful messages via micro-blogging site Twitter.
Here are the tweets:
भारत वो देश है जहाँ पेड़, पक्षी, जानवर, पत्थर सभी की पूजा होती है, क्यूँकि हमारे पूर्वज बहुत पहले समझ चुके थे कि विकास और पर्यावरण का संतुलन ज़रूरी है..और ‘वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्’ की भावना सम्पूर्ण विश्व को इस विचार से जोड़ती है। #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/Cj5pMLisgc— R P Singh (@rpsingh) June 5, 2018
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. India is the host to this year’s World Environment Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an event marking the World Environment Day today.