Thursday, October 29, 2020
Home News Reports World Environment Day: Environment ministry urges people to plant trees, launches #selfiewithsapling campaign

World Environment Day: Environment ministry urges people to plant trees, launches #selfiewithsapling campaign

Ahead of this year's World Environment Day, the Environment Ministry had released a music video dedicated to this years theme, “Air pollution”.

On the eve of the World Environment Day 2019, the BJP government has launched the #selfiewithsapling initiative to encourage the people of India to plant more trees for a better tomorrow.

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar took to Twitter to announce that former cricketer Kapil Dev and Bollywood celebrity Jackie Shroff will participate and plant a sapling in the programme organised by the government at Paryavaran Bhawan at 10:30 am on June 5 2019. Several other similar programs will be held in next 2-3 days where many more people will take part in the program, said the minister.

Encouraging citizens to participate, he urged them to plant saplings on the World Environment Day and click selfies with it and post it on the micro-blogging site with the hashtag #selfiewithsapling.

Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th of June each year to raise awareness and improve actions towards protecting the environment. The event has evolved to become a global platform for public outreach which is celebrated with great zeal in over 100 countries. The theme for every World Environment Day is decided on something that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern.

The theme for World Environment Day 2019 is “Air pollution”. In 2018, the theme was “Beat Plastic Pollution” and India served as the global host nation for the 43rd edition of the event.

Ahead of this year’s World Environment Day, the Environment Ministry had released a music video featuring Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood actors and dedicated to the #BeatAirPollution campaign.

The Ministry along with Bhamla Foundation supported by the UN has released the theme song titled ‘Hawa Aane De‘.

The music video made in accordance with this year’s environment day’s theme- ‘Air Pollution’ along with Akshay Kumar also features Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Kapil Sharma, Shiamak Davar, Shann, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan.

The 3.32-minute which begins with a shot of Akshay jogging with a mask incorporates clips of factories spewing smoke, fire and people holding banners urging to stop air pollution, living up to the theme of the World Environment Day 2019

Bollywood Singer, Shaan took to Twitter to share the song on Thursday.

Last year, we had reported how a Padma awardee recipient, Ramaiah Daripalli, a resident of Reddipalle village in Khammam district of Telangana had claimed that the number of saplings he planted would have easily crossed 10 million or almost one-tree for every third citizen of the state of Telangana.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

“Dawood Ibrahim administrating legal, financial and mental attack on Republic TV, Arnab Goswami may face physical attack”: Former Bureaucrat RV Subramani

RV Subramani speaks on how Arnab Goswami touched the wrong nerve of Dawood Ibrahim and many politicians by reportage on Bollywood drug nexus

TeleMedicine: Technology bridging the doctor-patient gap to strengthen public healthcare system

Telecardiology helps connect cardiologists and patients in remote areas so that they could get timely report leading to proper diagnosis.

Bihar: The shocking story of Jungle Raj hidden in voter turnouts

The shocking story of Jungle Raj in Bihar no one told you.

Munger Police deactivates its Twitter account amidst claims of SP Lipi Singh being suspended over Durga Puja violence

SP Munger had earlier defended police action on devotees during the Durga Visarjan procession, claiming they provoked the force by pelting stones

NIA raids offices of Greater Kashmir and ‘activist’ associated with NGO that called Amarnath Yatra ‘militarised pilgrimage’

The NIA also carried out raids at the offices of another dubious NGO called 'Athroat', a houseboat named 'HB Hilton' in the Dal Lake and on the residence of 'activist' Khurram Parvez.

BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai’s widow writes to Priyanka Gandhi urging her to stop shielding Mukhtar Ansari, accused of killing her husband

Mukhtar Ansari is currently lodged in a jail in Punjab which is governed by Congress party, which has refused to transfer him to UP

Recently Popular

Faridabad: A month after college student Nikita files molestation complaint against Taufeeq, he shoots her dead

As per reports, the accused initially wanted to abduct the victim but killed her when she resisted him.

Nikita Tomar murder: Taufeeq was pressurising her to embrace Islam family alleges

On Monday, 21-year-old Nikita Tomar was shot to death in broad daylight outside the Aggarwal college in Ballabgarh, Faridabad

Chinese state-run channel shows the portrait of Prophet Muhammad, netizens ask if Muslim nations will boycott China

Arslan Hidayat, an Uyghur Rights Activist, took to Twitter shared a video of a Chinese TV series on Twitter in which it was depicted that an Arab ambassador visiting China during the rule of Tang dynasty gifts a portrait of the Prophet Muhammad to the Chinese emperor.

Charlie Hebdo mocks Turkish President Recep Erdogan in its latest cartoons, shows him lifting a skirt of woman wearing ‘hijab’

The front-page caricature of Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo that was released online on Tuesday night depicts Erdogan in a white T-shirt and underpants, drinking a can of beer and lifting up the skirt of a woman wearing a hijab to reveal her naked bottom.

Nikita Tomar murder: Main accused Tauseef belongs to a family of influential Congress politicians from Nuh in Haryana

The prime accused Tauseef's grandfather, uncles and cousin brothers are all infuential Congress politicians from Haryana's Nuh

YouTuber Lakshay Chaudhary levels serious allegations of fraud against Gaurav Wasan of Swad Official whose video on ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ had gone viral

Gaurav Wasan of Swad Official had uploaded a video about the financial difficulties faced by the elderly couple of 'Baba ka Dhaba'.
- Advertisement -

While appealing Muslim counties to counter Islamophobia, Imran Khan says ‘criticism or questioning of Holocaust’ is criminalised in many counties

Pakistan PM confuses between Holocaust denial and Holocaust criticism, says the criticism is criminalised many countries

Republic TV issues statement condemning Mumbai Police summons to their investors in relation to the TRP scam

Republic TV said that crime branch has asked all investors of the channel to produce all financial transactions relating to last five years

Param Bir Singh tortured me with belt, Saffron Terror allegation was Congress conspiracy to paint India as a terrorist state: Pragya Singh Thakur

Pragya Singh Thakur said that Param Bir Singh and Hemant Karkare had tortured her the most when she was in the custody of ATS

Delhi government begins crackdown on Diwali, 11 anti-firecracker squads to be formed to prevent use of crackers other than ‘Green Crackers’

Delhi govt announced that an anti-firecracker campaign will be launched on November 3 ahead of the Diwali festival

“Dawood Ibrahim administrating legal, financial and mental attack on Republic TV, Arnab Goswami may face physical attack”: Former Bureaucrat RV Subramani

RV Subramani speaks on how Arnab Goswami touched the wrong nerve of Dawood Ibrahim and many politicians by reportage on Bollywood drug nexus

Watch: Pro-India accounts disrupt Pakistan’s anti-India online meeting on Zoom, play pro-Hindu and Indian nationalistic songs

Indic social media users caused embarrassment to Pakistani authorities and diplomats after they raided their online event on zoom

Lord Ram’s effigy burnt in Amritsar on Dussehra, case registered after BJYM and VHP members held protests

In a video of the incident, some people were seen burning an effigy of Lord Ram on the occasion of Dussehra

TeleMedicine: Technology bridging the doctor-patient gap to strengthen public healthcare system

Telecardiology helps connect cardiologists and patients in remote areas so that they could get timely report leading to proper diagnosis.

Adivasis and family of Gond tribal leader Komaram Bheem objects to his Muslim look in the upcoming ‘RRR’ movie

Komaram Bheem’s grandson Sone Rao said that the movie RRR depicting Bheem as Muslim is nothing but a 'distortion'

Bihar: The shocking story of Jungle Raj hidden in voter turnouts

The shocking story of Jungle Raj in Bihar no one told you.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
470,365FollowersFollow
19,500SubscribersSubscribe