Written By Riya Kotecha (Grade 10)
The earth is not just a living space for human life instead it’s a living breathing being, only if we lead our lives with this thought we will be able to serve and protect it.
We must protect our environment. It always starts within us, even if one takes the right steps, they can bring considerable change. Small things do make a difference and by making small efforts we can contribute to changing the condition of our Mother Earth. One can start by making small efforts such as recycling, reusing, saving water, planting more trees, reducing pollution and using public transportation which if practiced collectively, will make a huge difference.
Protection of the environment is necessary as much as the protection of human life on the earth. Without air and water, the existence of human beings on the earth would have been difficult. The environment is the sole reason why we are still living on this Earth for more than 6 Million years and it’s our duty and responsibility to save the only life-supporting planet.
In India, heavenly objects such as the sun and moon, and also certain types of planets are still considered important in many rituals. Unfortunately, from the beginning of the 20th century, the importance of protecting the environment had lost its value and no proper measures and strict laws were taken by the states.
Looking at the current scenario, the main objective of the state should be to endeavour, the protection and improvement of the environment and to safeguard the forest and the wildlife of the country. We will have to face the worst consequences of ignoring the altercating signals received, one such is the most recent COVID pandemic shook us hard.
Earth has best bestowed us with abundant resources such as water, air, soil, minerals and many more. Sadly, the resources are depleting rapidly due to pollution, deforestation and excessive mining the Earth’s health is deteriorating and it’s high time we take some action.
Every year on 5th of June We observe this day as World Environment Day and 143 nations all across the globe. In the year 1974, the first World Environment Day was held with the theme “Only one Earth”. World Environment Day is the United Nations principle for encouraging Awareness and taking action for the protection of our environment. 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.
To conclude, let us all pledge to respect and take care of our earth just the way it does.
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