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Forests are elixir of life on earth: Odisha CM on World Forestry Day

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Bhubaneswar: Taking Twitter route, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urged the people of the state, on the occasion of the World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests, to plant trees and spread life-giving green canopy on the cities and towns. He added saying forests are the elixir of life on earth.

International sand artist Manas Sahoo created a sand sculpture on Puri sea beach to mark the importance of the day. Hundreds of tourists visiting the beach were seen gathering around the splendid sand art and taking photos and selfies, which has been created with a theme ‘Save Forest’.

The World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide every year on March 21 in order to increase public awareness among communities about the values, significance and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on earth.

The World Forestry Day was established in the year 1971 at the 23rd General Assembly of European Confederation of Agriculture. And it was decided to be celebrated as an annual event celebration on March 21 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

On the other hand, the International Day of Forests was first established in the year 2012 on November 28.

However, the United Nations General Assembly decided to celebrate the day by uniting the two international commemorations – the World Forestry Day and Forest Day – on the same day (March 21).

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