WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018- Beat Plastic Pollution

New Delhi 2nd June 2018: India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which will take place on June 5, 2018. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, the world is coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution. World Environment Day is a UN Environment-led global event, the single largest celebration of our environment each year.

Dr. Udit Raj, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (North West Delhi) with Gaurav Grover,President of New Delhi Social Workers Association  (NDSWA) along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), proposes to organize a meaningful discussion to create more awareness on environment happening at Constitutional Club,Rafi Marg.

The Government of India has committed to organizing and promoting the World Environment Day celebrations through a series of engaging activities and events generating strong public interest and participation. From pan-Indian plastic clean-up drives in public areas, national reserves and forests to simultaneous beach clean-up activities – India will lead the initiative by setting an example. India is emerging as a leader, given it has one of the highest recycling rates in the world. It can be instrumental in combating plastic pollution. By hosting World Environment Day 2018, the Indian government is accelerating its leadership on an issue of tremendous magnitude.

Delhi, the sixth-most populated metropolis in the world (second largest if the entire NCR is included), is one of the most heavily polluted cities in India, having for instance one of the country’s highest volumes of particulate matter pollution.  In May 2014 the World Health Organization announced New Delhi as the most polluted city in the world.

Environmental problems in Delhi, are a threat to the well-being of the city’s and area’s inhabitants as well as the flora and fauna, as it remains one of the most heavily polluted cities. The New Delhi Social Workers Association (NDSWA) a registered prominent NGO in Delhi, has been working closely with the Government and the citizens for their societal development and upliftment, for the last six decades.

Under the Patronage of Dr. Udit Raj, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (North West Delhi) the New Delhi Social Workers Association  (NDSWA) alongwith the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), proposes to organize a meaningful discussion to create more awareness on Environment and the critical related issues including the high levels of pollution in Delhi.

Mr. Gaurav Grover, President of NDSWA said “This initiative will give an encouragement to all citizens, that they should come forward and fight against the issue of Single use plastic   which is polluting the environment,  But this can only happen by individuals taking a step forward, World Environment Day is just a wake-up call for us to work for our environment. 

About (NDSWA) 

New Delhi Social Workers Association and Miracle Solutions are dedicated to contributing and having a positive impact on its society and nation. They believe that by investing in social service, they create and foster a healthy society to live. As an active facilitator since 1948, they have encouraged, designed and executed projects and camps for the betterment of our society in the fields of healthcare, water, better hygiene and living conditions, good health, sports and education and adult literacy, woman empowerment, building & encouraging communal harmony and sensitising people about their basic & fundamental rights.