Last Sunday the 12th of June, Nektarina Non Profit and its local partner in India, Zest Youth Movement celebrated together for the third consecutive year the UNEP – World Environment Day (WED) with a special event in the city Pune.
Each year the WED day is organized around a theme or pressing environmental issue. This year’s chosen theme focused on the illegal trade of wildlife under the slogan Go Wild for Life – Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade.
Around 250 people participated in out event. The wide majority were children and youths but also whole families, members of other social organizations, and public officials, attended.
The event was officially inaugurated by Pune Municipal Corporation Member, Ms. Bhratitai Kadam who was welcomed by our E4S – Country Manager Mr. Suresh More, with the symbolic present of a small tree.
An environmental rally commenced early in the morning at 7:30 and went from Sarasbaug to Shniwarwada streets. During the rally participants identified with a special T-shirt, walked in procession carrying banners, flags, and other messages to spread awareness about the environment and how to protect and take care of it.
Afterwards a community clean-up took place at the Mutha river bank in support to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission national government campaign.
Finally on a big banner displayed until the end of our event, participants were invited to write and share environmental related messages.
We are very proud of having contributed with our celebration to raise awareness of the need to preserve our environment and all species living on it because we all depend on the well-being of our planet.
A special thank you to all the participants and supporters of our event. We look forward to organizing our next activity in Pune.
To look at more pictures of our event please follow this link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/122900157@N06/