Kathmandu, June 5
The World Environment Day 2012 was celebrated on Tuesday organising different awareness programmes all over the country. As a part of raising awareness among the school children and local communities on the importance of green economy and other environmental issues, Children for Green New Nepal (CGNN) with the support from ICIMOD, organised street drama at the streets of Kathmandu and Patan.
‘Sutra", a street drama teaches the audience ways to promote green economy by reducing carbon emissions and pollution and enhancing energy and resource efficiency.
With strong elements of wit and humor, the drama ends on a positive note with all characters pledging to adopt a green economy in its truest form. The drama will be shown at the Besi Bazar of Bhaktapur on Wednesday.
Likewise, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), together withEnvironmental Camps Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA) and Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City has set up an herbal garden at Rani Pokhari, Mangalbazar and at Patan Durbar Square on Tuesday.
ICIMOD has provided 30 medicinal plants with informative tags including medicinal benefits and the part of the plant to be used, said ICIMOD.
The herbal garden have demonstrated the importance of medicinal plants for people’s livelihood by showing how they contribute to health care, generate local economies, and help conserve ecosystems. It is hoped that the activity will generate interest among the general public and inspire them to become more involved in conserving these resources for future generations, ICIMOD informed.
Amidst a formal programme organized on Tuesday, the garden was launched by Dr.Tirtha Bahadur Shrestha, a renowned ecologist.
Other distinguished biodiversity experts and representatives from civil society, local government, and private organisations were participated.
During the event posters were displayed and a video on herbal gardens was screened.