Thursday, 15 June 2017

Connecting People to Nature - Environment Day, 2017

Our ViKAAS Centre teams including international interns, local volunteers and resource persons celebrated the Environment Day 2017 by engaging community members and schools in environment conservation related awareness workshops and tree plantations.

The photographs are as received from some of activities at our ViKAAS Centre facilities at:

  • Leh, Ladakh, JK-
    (Dani, Julien, Baani, Marta, Callas, Yangchin, Nzotpa)
  • Naddi / Kareri, Dharamsala, HP-
    (Andrew, Danielle, Maud, Giulia, Lauren, Malte, Shirly, Britt, Rekha, Atul)
  • Harike, Punjab-
    (Margault, Joshua, Gabriel, Ankita, Ankur, Gulshan)
  • Rangmahal-
    (Prachi, Dharampal)
  • Gajner, Rajasthan-
    (Haseena, Saddam, Jahangir, Manoj)
World Environment Day, is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), occurs on 5 June every year, and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

The theme for 2017 was set up as ‘Connecting People to Nature'. This theme highlighted the importance of clean environment to humanity, and encouraged people to appreciate those benefits “first-hand,” including the “beauty and diversity of nature that surrounds and sustains us.”

It gives more reason to every individual to step out visit a park, a mountain, ocean, river or forest; simply experience nature around you.  The day seeks to raise awareness globally for people to preserve and enhance the environment.

Billions of rural people around the world spend every working day ‘connected to nature’ and appreciate full well their dependence on natural water supplies and how nature provides their livelihoods in the form of fertile soil. They are among the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, whether by pollution, climate change or over-exploitation.

"environment activity leading to re-resurrection after 12-months"