World Rivers Day 2021: These days the threat of water pollution is looming large all over the world. Our rivers, especially due to human negligence, are passing through hell. World River Day draws attention to the condition of rivers around the world and aims to bring public awareness towards their cleanliness. Rivers are getting polluted in all countries and are being harmed in some way or the other. Whether it is washing clothes, cleaning animals on their banks or disposing of waste in them, bathing or religious ceremonies, for centuries humans have been polluting these uninterrupted natural water bodies.
What is the history of World River Day?
World River Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of September to celebrate the Earth’s water resources. People are told the importance of their vital role in supporting the sustenance of humanity. They are made aware that rivers are the basis of social, economic and environmental on earth. In many countries including India, a pledge is taken to protect rivers on this day. This special day started with a program of the United Nations in 2005.
How can you celebrate this day?
On this day, wherever you are in the world, you can take some measures to celebrate this important day. Organize river cleaning camps, promote fish farming projects, or take children on a walk to educate or organize a small party and talk about the importance of saving rivers. With the help of different groups of people, you can diversify your event. This means turning the celebration into a local environment and connecting the community with its rivers.
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