Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Summer Camp students and Amrita Multi Modal Application Using Computer and Human Interaction’s (AMMACHI Labs) Community Organizers in Kimana and Dunda villages celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2017, by planting trees and plants. An event also was organized at Nani Borvai village in Gujarat.
When Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham had first acquired the land for its Coimbatore campus, there were only two trees standing on a barren 450 acres. Today, with the help of participants of Gitamritam and other students, more than 100,000 trees have been planted on the campus soil – part of more than one million trees planted worldwide by Embracing the World volunteers. Beyond planting the trees, students are taught to revere all of nature as our mother, towards whom we have a duty protect.
The World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th of every year. It had begun in 1973 with an aim to raise awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation and global warming. It is now a global platform for public outreach. This year, the World Environment Day was hosted by Canada and the theme was “Connecting People to Nature”. The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973 at Stockholm and it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.