Everything begins and ends with nature, as nature is the ultimate reality. Every year 28th July is celebrated as World Nature Conservation Day in different countries of the world. The theme for 2022 is ‘Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”. It is celebrated to create awareness among the people about the conservation of natural resources. The importance of natural conservation is explained on this day. Today nature is facing many challenges like climate change, global warming, deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, pollution, plastic, etc. On this date special awareness campaigns are organized all over the world to accept that a clean environment is the foundation of a healthy and stable human society. The important purpose of celebrating World Nature Conservation Day is to save animals and trees which are on the verge of extinction from the natural environment of the earth. Therefore, it is the responsibility of every person to preserve nature.
The history of World Nature Conservation Day is relevant to this day. But it has only one purpose: to gather on 28th July and work for the protection of nature. Actually, due to natural imbalance, we are facing many problems in today’s time. Among them are global warming, various diseases, natural disasters, increases temperature etc. If nature is not protected then no one can save the earth from destruction. Its side effects are just beginning to appear. The term natural resource means anything that we use from our environment to achieve our objective. For example, we require bricks, cement, iron, wood etc. to construct a building. All these items are called resources for construction of building. A resource can be defined as any natural or artificial substance, energy or organism, which is used by human being for its welfare. The need for conservation of natural resources was felt by our predecessors and in India, there was a tradition of respecting and preserving nature and natural resources. Natural resources were conserved in the form of scared groves/forests, scared pools and lakes, scared species etc. example river ranges. In our country the conservation of natural forests is known from the time of Lord Ashoka. Scared forests are forest patches of different dimensions dedicated by the tribals to their deities and ancestral spirits. Cutting down trees, hunting and other human interferences were strictly prohibited in these forests. This practice is widespread particularly in peninsular, central and eastern India and has resulted in the protection of a large number of plants and animals. Similarly, several water bodies, example a lake in Sikkim was declared scared by people, thus protecting aquatic flora and fauna. Worshipping certain plants like banyan, papal, tulsi etc. has not only preserved them but also encouraged their plantation. History recalls numerous instances where people have laid down their lives for protecting trees. Recent Chipko movement in India is one of the best examples. This movement was started by women in Gopeshwar village in Garhwal in the Himalayas. They stooped the felling of trees by hugging them when the lumbermen arrived to cut them. This saved about 12000 square kilometres of sensitive water catchment area. Similar movements also occurred all over the country and world.
Edu World believes that education is one of the key solutions for solving the environmental issues which can pose a severe threat to our world. The curriculum and co-curricular activities should be prepared in such a way that it reflects the protection of our mother nature. Our institution primarily concerns with holistic development of the individual as well as the environment.