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World Environment Day 2022 celebrated in Sikkim


WED-State Butterfly
World Environment Day 2022 celebrated in Sikkim with full zest and fervor 

(Photo: Declaration of State Butterfly of Sikkim by HCM and dignitaries) 


The World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June since 1974, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address the pressing environmental issues. It is the United Nations Day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The UN designated WED theme for this year (2022) was ‘Only One Earth’ in line with the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. This year also marked the 50 years of UNEP- Stockholm Conference on Human Environment held in 1972 wherein WED was established and two years later in 1974, the first WED was held with the same theme “Only One Earth”. At global level the celebration of World Environment Day, 2022, is taking place in Sweden.


In the state of Sikkim, the Forest and Environment Department steered the celebration of the WED by engaging all sections of the society for generation of true environmental consciousness. Whilst the programme was organised by all offices under the department including block offices, range offices, forest check post including local dignitaries, functionaries, stakeholders like JFMCs, EDCs, SHGs, schools and with participation of general public at large, the state level function was held at Saramsa Garden on June 5 (Sunday) from 10 AM onwards. The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) was the chief guest on the occasion.


Event Highlights: Plantation drive, Clean up drive, Awards and Felicitations to Green Riders, Green Runners, Green Champions, Presentation of Chief Minister's Green School Rolling Trophy and State Green Schools Award, Release/ Screening of Videos and Publications, Declaration of State Butterfly of Sikkim, Cultural Programme, Online Competitive Events and so on.

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 Watch the short video montage of the state-level celebration at Saramsa


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