Activists march to spread awareness on World Environment Day

June 5th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): Scores of activists undertook a march here on Friday to raise awareness on World Environment Day.

Dressed in white t-shirts with trees printed on them, they marched through the lanes and parks of the city, to spread awareness on the factors posing a threat to the environment.

“The idea is to be aware of the environment we are living in and do something to save the environment, which is being slightly destroyed by man. I think its our responsibility to do at least something about it,” said Ranjani Sreedharan, an activist.

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, to stimulate awareness about the environment, and enhance political attention and public action.

The World Bank has expressed alarm at the pollution levels in India, saying air pollution in the country was already “of great concern”.

India’s current stand on climate change does not please Western countries, who want India to show more commitment towards curbing the rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions. (ANI)

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