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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2021, and formally launched the Environmental Protection and Awareness initiatives for the 2021-22 academic year, by planting tree saplings in and around the Campus. Br. Vishwanathamrita Chaitanya, Head of Corporate and Industry Relations, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, inaugurated the function and planted the sapling of the Indian laburnum tree.
World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The purpose of World Environment Day is to spread awareness about the threat to the environment due to rising pollution levels and climate change. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore’ and its focal point is ecosystem restoration. “Ecosystem restoration means preventing, halting and reversing this damage – to go from exploiting nature to healing it”, according to the UN.
Speaking on the occasion, Br. Vishwanathamrita Chaitanya said, “We must protect our plants and trees to save our ecosystem for current and future generations. World Environment Day should act as a reminder for us to reflect on the consequences of unsustainable methods of industrialization and development and their impact on the planet earth”. Adhering to all the COVID protocols of the lock-down and complying with strict personal hygiene, social distancing, and other precautionary measures, Shri. Sairam B, Manager-ICTS, Shri. Vishnu Vijay, Manager, Amrita Office of Communications, Shri. Sunil, Manager – Estate Office, Smt. Drisya CM, Environmental Assistant Engineer, Shri Sanoop S, Manager – Public Relations, and selected employees from various departments also had participated in the event and planted a variety of native tree saplings across the campus.