Dikshit issues protect nature message on ‘World Earth Day’

April 22nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has urged the school students and teachers to protect nature on the occasion of ‘World Earth Day’.

Dikshit, who celebrated the occasion with a group of school students and teachers at her New Delhi residence, highlighted the areas of concern such as climate change and natural disasters like the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last month, and the need to conserve natural resources for future use.

“We need to prepare ourselves to take care of our nature so that our lives in future becomes good. The way we are seeing nature right now may not remain the same in the future. We don’t know what changes it would go through and how,” she said.

Dikshit also encouraged the students to use public transport such as buses and metro trains so that the pollution level in the state can be scaled down.

The students sang a song dedicated to mother earth and pledged to contribute and participate in protecting the nature.

April 22 is dedicated as the Earth Day around the world and is observed with the aim of inspiring and creating responsible actions leading towards environment conservation.

Earth Day, an annual effort to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire actions to clean it up, was born in the United States and is now celebrated in 192 countries. (ANI)

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