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Celebrate the Diversity on this World Environment Day 2020

By Abhay Vyas

Do you like honey? Honey is one of the amazing gifts from nature to human beings which is not only tasty but has many health benefits. Thanks to the hard work of the honey bees that we are blessed with honey. Do you know what will happen if all the bees in the world become extinct one day? We may lose all the plants that bees pollinate; all of the animals that eat those plants would struggle to survive and the entire food chain will get disrupted. Which means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of more than seven billion.

Although seems insignificant in the entire scheme of things, a mere extinction of bees would mean doom to nature as we know it. We humans too are a part of this natural eco-system. To save our race, it just takes a small effort from each human being to keep a healthy environment around us for the flora and fauna to sustain and flourish.

We are celebrating World Environment Day today on 5th June 2020 amidst the most struggling times that our generation may have witnessed in recent history. Aptly this time the theme is “Biodiversity”.

Since the time people settled in the plains of the Indus and the Ganges, Indians have worshiped so many plants, trees and animals. We not only believe in diversity but in a way we are a bio-diverse nation. Our population is both a boon and a bane for us. As it is raising the economic growth of the country making our nation take colossal strides to become a global super power, it is posing threat to our environment. We are making more space for human beings by obliterating natural habitats of some of the endangered species. However, people are becoming aware of the fact that this kind of growth is not sustainable. Now over the years we have realized that humans will have to co-habit with nature.

In India there are a lot of activities taking place over the last few years on this front. Several organizations and individuals are trying to keep a balance between humans and nature. It’s happening at various levels in different states. One region which attracted many nature lovers are the seven sisters or the north eastern Indian states. These seven states are still connected to mother earth so much that they have more than 80% space covered with forests. In an attempt to save the environment from pollutions, they are even trying to make the Northeast a plastic free zone.

A lot of eco-friendly human habitats are being built in this part of the world mostly for people who love to spend time with nature. Vacation homes amidst nature in this part of the world are providing ideal ways to rejuvenate on one’s own terms. As they say this is one of the most unscathed parts of India, same goes for its environment too. Come, let’s celebrate diversity both amongst human beings and the nature we are all part of.

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