Vishakhapatnam, June 5: Every year June 5 celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ and this year the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution board and various green social trusts together organized 'World Environment Day' rally. The rally started from Vishakhapatnam’s Ramakrishna Mission beach usually known as RK beach to Vuda Park.
The rally was flagged off by Vishakhaporganizedst Chairman T. Krishna Murthy and Lok Sabha MP, K. Hari Babu. Krishnamurthy acclaimed the trust on its activities of tree plantation and protection of the environment by planting 1,200 trees with tree guards in the city. The Chairman spoke about the trust's five-year plan of planting 10 lakh trees and geotagging them.
The Andhra University campus would get placed by 1,000 plants and about 200 plants would be planted from RK beach to VUDA Park. The plants would be cemented with tree guards.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted "WorldEnviromentDay is the right time to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet”.
The Environment minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan advised people to protect the environment said "Environment belongs to all of us and it belongs to our future generation also. Our ancestors gave us clean rivers, pure air, rich forests and fertile soil. They also gave us the ancient wisdom to protect and respect Mother Nature. We have to pledge to make small amends in our day to day lives to make the environment better”.