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Jaipur to organise 'Run for Environment Rally' on World Environment Day
A 'Run For Environment Rally' is going to be organised in Jaipur on World Environment Day (WED), June 5, while planting of samplings is already on in various institutions and hotels as a part of week-long event to celebrate the observance.

The event is being organised under the auspices of the Rajasthan State Forest Department and pollution Control Board with the slogan "Connect to Nature".

The 'Run For Environment Rally' will be flagged off from the SMS Stadium at 6 am and will pass through the JLN Marg and Tonk Road to end at its starting point. The residents have been appealed to participate in the rally in good numbers by the organisers of the event.

Other events that are going to be held on WED are the special talks, media-based awareness campaign, human chain, run for environment, tree plantation, activities in educational institutions, tree plantation at Kulish Smriti Van, etc. The purpose is how to converse nature, water and environment by getting back to nature.

WED is the United Nation's initiative for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of environment. First held in 1974, its observance has been making efforts in raising awareness on emerging environmental issues.

According to the UN, the observance has grown to become a 'global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually'.

The theme for WED-2017 is 'Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator' and the host country for the global event is Canada.

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