New Delhi, June 8: Unbelievably clear, clean water with hundreds of shades of blues and greens and white sugar sand beaches—ahhhhh! Mesmerizing oceans that hug our Mother Earth are just the best beauties and we must take care on this precious day- #WorldOceanDay.
Our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in shells to turquoise bays teeming with Skittles-colored fish, they’re not all created equal. We as responsible humans need to conserve and protect these water bodies.
World Ocean Day is celebrated every year with the unique and meaningful theme- This year’s theme is “Our Oceans, Our Future.” India is surrounded by oceans which add to its beauty but unfortunately are stuck with the garbage and the pollution. This year the focus is primarily on reducing the pollution and plastic disposal in the Marines.
To add meaning to this World Ocean Day, citizens will come to the sea and bow down to it. Lawyer Afroz Shah, the man who cleaned the Versova Beach, commemorated World Oceans Day by planting 500 coconut trees on the beach along with 1,000 volunteers, last Sunday. His long-term plan also includes recycling plastic products with the help of machines that will convert them to oil that can be used to fuel boats.
Saving our ocean is the responsibility of each and every person living on the earth and not only one is responsible for it. It’s the global responsibility of saving the ocean and its creatures living in it for making an equal and natural balance of life on the earth. Do you know that 3/4th part of our whole earth is full of only water and we have to have our earth water and marine lives from the danger of global warming? World Oceans Day has been established as a big step to celebrate globally every year aiming to save the equilibrium of water and lives on the earth.
It was celebrated first time in the year 2009 on 8th of June after the official declaration of World Oceans Day in 2008 by the United Nations General Assembly in the resolution 63/111, paragraph 171. The celebration of this event was initiated by the collaboration of many countries worldwide. Oceans are the critical part of the biosphere and essential element for the food security and life survival on the earth. World Oceans Day event provides an opportunity to all to combat with the current challenges spoiling the ocean cycle.