World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to underline the significance of nature and the environment. This day is especially to create awareness of the environment and nature. It is celebrated to remind the people of nature’s kindness towards us. We should understand that nature has been so kind to us without any selfish reason, so we should also be kind towards the environment.
With this pandemic situation rolling over our heads, the environment has received its benefit lately. People could not go out to litter the garbage on the roads, or to destroy the water bodies by dumping the garbage out there.
World Environment Day is one of the greatest events created by the United Nations to create knowledge importance of nature and its greenery. It was started in the year 1974 in the US. In the initial year, it was celebrated with the theme ‘Only One Earth’. The themes keep on changing every passing year. Pakistan is the Global year for the big day. The theme for this year is “Ecosystem Restoration”. In 2020, the theme for World Environment Day was “Celebrate Biodiversity”.
The main intention behind glorifying this day is to highlight the greatness of the environment and to evoke to people that nature should not be taken for granted. It is observed in all the countries to appreciate and recognize everything that the environment has given us and to take the pledge that we will protect it. On this day, the focus of the government and the people of the country remains on the one issue that is addressed by the theme of Environment Day.
People mostly blame the environment for everything, they should rather blame themselves for the harm that they are causing to the environment. It is said that the greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.