The World Environment Day, 2016 will observed in the country as elsewhere around the world on Sunday with a view to creating awareness among people about protecting national resources, including the wildlife and forest.
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Go Wild for Life’. The theme carries the message of fight against the illegal trade in wildlife which not only contributes to the erosion of biodiversity, but also threatens the survival of elephants, rhinos and tigers, among many other species. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. First celebrated in 1973, WED has now become a widely recognised day celebrated in more than 100 countries around the globe.
The day is celebrated every year on June 5 throughout the world with different themes to create awareness about the importance of protecting planet Earth and Mother Nature.
Various programmes, including colourful procession, rally, painting exhibition, essay writing competition among juveniles and children and open discussion, have been taken across the country in observance of the day.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion calling upon people to come forward along with government efforts to protect the country’s environment and biodiversity.
They also wished all-out success of all programmes of the day.