World Environment Day has been started celebrating as an annual event on every 5th of June since 1973 in order to raise the global awareness about the importance of the healthy and green environment in the human lives. People of all age groups actively involve during the celebration to save their planet in original form as gifted by the nature.
On 5 June 2017, the students of III Semester MSW (Clinical and Community Practice) as part of service learning celebrated Environment Day in the University in collaboration with Center for Social Action (CSA). The theme for 2017 was "connecting people to nature". The theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. The students made posters to promote awareness about environment among everyone in the campus. The team also took part in selling the products made by women with recyclable units, along with Parivarthana team. The team was part of campaigning during lunch break. They could interact with the many from student and staff community of the University.
In the age of smart phones and distractions of modern life, connections with nature can be momentary. The street play rendered a human face to environmental issues. The whole program promoted an understanding that, student communities can act a pivotal role to change attitudes towards environmental issues. World Environment Day Celebrations could make clearer than ever that, we need harmony between humanity and nature so that both are able to flourish.