Earth Day 2018: Odisha CM calls Earth as only home, urges to curb use of plastics & polythene

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patanik termed Earth as the only home and urged people to curb use of plastics and polythene on the occasion of the Earth Day today.

“We have only one Earth, our only home. It is our responsibility to take care of our home, protect & keep it healthy for future generations. On #EarthDay with focus on #EndPlasticPollution, urge all to curb use of plastics & polythene in daily life for well-being of mother Earth,” said Patanik on his twitter handle.

Many awareness programmes including cleanliness drives, rallies and public meetings were held in different places of the state to make the people aware of ending plastic pollution and preserving the planet.

Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also created a 3D sand sculpture in Puri sea beach with a message “Stop pollution Save earth “.

The Earth Day is an annual event which is celebrated on April 22 worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day was celebration in 1970. However, now it is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

Every year the annual event is observed on different theme. This year’s Earth Day theme is ‘End Plastic Pollution’.

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