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World Environment Day observed in Nepal today

World Environment Day was observed in Nepal today under the slogan ‘Our land is our future’. In a programme organised by the Department of Environment, Environment Minister Sudi said that due to the problems caused by climate change, there are drought, and drinking water crises, so people need to unite in the environmental protection campaign for the future generations.

The Embassy of India in Nepal in collaboration with the Metropolitan Municipality of Lalitpur organised a tree plantation ceremony on 5th June 2024 to celebrate World Environment Day.

Nawal Kishor Sah Sudi, Minister of Forest and Environment, Government of Nepal, Chribabu Maharjan, Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City and the Ambassador of India to Nepal Naveen Shrivastav participated in a special plantation drive in Lalitpur, Nepal. Several political representatives, government officials, social workers and environment enthusiasts participated in the event, highlighting the shared commitment to the protection and preservation of the environment.

The Ambassador of India to Nepal, in his address, highlighted that the special event had been organized especially on the occasion of World Environment Day to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and to encourage individual and collective efforts to safeguard it for future generations.

The Minister of Forest and Environment, Government of Nepal, and the Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, in their remarks, emphasized the importance of cooperation and partnerships in protecting the planet for future generations. A plantation drive to plant 150 trees was done by the participants during the event.

Several civil societies organised programs celebrating Environment Day and NGO Sath Sathai started a support march for environmental Justice in Kathmandu today.

Sweta Singh (Kathmandu)

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