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World celebrates Earth Day today
The world celebrates Earth Day today, 22nd April. On this day, events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In 1970, it was celebrated for the first time and is now globally coordinated by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

At a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, 1969, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, first to be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This day was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations.

United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, later, founded a separate Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. He was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work.

Roughly two thousand colleges and universities, ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across United States were the family participants and celebrants of the first Earth Day. Moreover, it brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform. Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day into a day of action which provokes policy changes and changes human behavior.

On this day, people perform various outdoor activities related to the earth safety like recycling of wastes, plantation of trees, energy conservation, picking up roadside waste material and so many. Some people and organizations request governments to take immediate action to prevent the day by day increasing global warming and other environmental destruction.

The Governments of many countries have taken various steps towards the safety of earth by implementing the variety of legal rules. A group of environmental leaders organize various events and campaigns to celebrate the Earth's Birth Day.

A big crowd of people get together from 141 countries to take part in demonstrating the theme of clean environment in order to build a clean and healthy world to welcome new generations. To inspire the public for making better earth environment is the aim of celebrating the World Earth Day.

Kidsforgurgaon- an initiative of 'iamgurgaon' celebrated the Earth Day with “Carry your own bag” campaign in association with Galleria Market Association, corporate partner- C&C Construction and Genpact and DLF RWA.

People pledged “Say no to Plastics & Carry your own Bag” in support for environment protetion and also emphasized the need to shift to reusable bags in Galleria market.400 school children and neighborhood children participated in various activities like a Green Quiz, Coin A Slogan Contest (with prizes from Midland Books Quill and Canvas), a Green Parade, a wishing Tree and Carry your Own Bag Pledge Wall.

In the evening, a recycled newspaper bag making workshop was held by the children of Saksham Ram School, Kunskappskolan, Gaurav Niketan and Ridge Valley School. Musical performances by Search Years Kalasthali and Masti Ki Pathshala were observed in the morning followed by children of Sikanderpur village presenting a Nukkad Natak in the evening.



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