While some hugged trees in an attempt to create world record, others painted their faces, participated in rallies, awareness programmes to celebrate World Environment Day. Here’re 12 moments that touched our hearts.
1. A warm hug to my best pal: A boy hugs a tree in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging trees for two minutes in Kathmandu. According to the event organiser, 2,001 people took part in the event, held on World Environment Day, to spread the message of saving the environment.
2. We’ve made the difference, what about you: School students take part in an awareness rally on the occasion of World Environment Day, in Guwahati on Thursday. PTI Photo
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3. Running for a cause: People take part in a “Run for Environment” rally on the occasion of World Environment Day at Albert Hall in Jaipur on Thursday.
4. Planning for the future: Students of Asian Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT) plant tree saplings at Assam State Zoo on the occasion of World Environment Day in Guwahati on Thursday.
5. Another hue of green: Guinness Record holder Rajendra Tiwari during an awareness programe on the occasion of World Environment Day in Allahabad on Thursday.
6. We are the environment: An egret sits with its babies on a tree along the River Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Guwahati.
7. Vrooming into a green future: Engineering Students of Rayat Bahra Patiala Campus display an eco-friendly car on the eve of World Environment Day in Patiala.
8. An artistic celebration: Sand artist Manas Sahoo creates a sand sculpture on World Environment Day at Puri beach in Odisha on Wednesday.
9. Flaunting the green: Students of Shree Ram Institute of Design (SRID) make costumes out of plants ahead of World Environment Day, in Surat on Wednesday.
10: Face painting: A girl paints her face to create awareness about environment on the eve of the World Environment Day in Bikaner on Wednesday.
11. The power of vegetarianism: A PETA activist wears a costume made of leaves displaying a placard that reads Let Veganism Grow on You, at a campaign ahead of World Environment Day in Kolkata on Tuesday.
12. Recycling for future: A worker uses a rope to move through a pile of empty plastic bottles at a recycling workshop in Mumbai.