As the World Environment Day is approaching, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)launched a theme song ‘Hawa Aane De’ onto spread awareness about air
The song was launched in New Delhi by Shri C.K. Mishra, Secretary MoEFCC in presence of artists involved with the song.
The song is produced by MoEFCC in collaboration with Bhamla Foundation, Mumbai. It is written by Shri Swanand Kirkire and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, Shri Shantanu Mukherjee Shankar Mahadevan and Kapil Sharma.
The main objective of the song is to spread awareness regarding protecting environment. The song is a call to action for all people to come together to combat environmental challenges of our time. It urges each one of us to explore green technologies and measures to improve air quality and make India pollution free.
Every year 5 June is celebrated as World Environment Day (WED) globally. he MoEFCC celebrates WED focussing on the annual theme declared by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and organizes several events accordingly. The theme for WED is ‘Air Pollution’ for the year 2019. So keeping with annual tradition the main function will be being held at Vigyan Bhawan on 5th June, 2019. It will be presided over by the Environment Minister.The WED will also be celebrated in State Capitals and UT’s across the country.
Other events that are included in the event are, launch of a film competition on environment, release of several books and three thematic sessions on- Air Pollution, Waste Management and Forests: the Green Lungs of cities.
National Clean Air Programme is one of the initiatives recently launched by MoEFCC to combat air pollution. Its objective is to control and abate air pollution across the country. It is a mid-term 5 Year Action plan. It is a multi-sectoral and collaborative approach with mainstreaming and integration to reduce air pollution.
Its main target is to reduce 20 to 30% of PM 2.5 and PM 10 concentration in 102 cities and out of which 84 cities have already submitted their action plan.