Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took the twitter route to urge the people of the state to plant trees and to spread life-giving green canopy on the cities and towns on the occasion of World Forest Day or International Day of Forests.
Naveen said forests are the elixir of life on earth.
Forests are the elixir of life on earth. On #InternationalDayofForests focusing on ‘Forests & Sustainable Cities’, let’s pledge to create sustainable urban spheres & save them for future generations by planting trees & spreading life-giving green canopy on our cities & towns pic.twitter.com/UTsSxXzBmG
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 21, 2018
Notably, the International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012.
Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations.
Countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organize local, national, and international activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns, on International Day of Forests.