CEE observed World Heritage Day on 18 th April 2016 as an opportunity to relate this to the environmental issues that plague us. The theme for the event was taken as 'Environment as Legacy: Protecting our Green Heritage'.
As part of school programmes, CEE North organized a State level 'Paryavaran Mitra schools Event and Meet' at Regional Science City (RSC), Lucknow. Over 200 students and teachers from 28 schools participated in the event. Inter-school competitions (for e.g. Paryavaran Mitra Reporter (Feel it, Click it, Report it) ) and teachers workshop with an interactive theatre workshop for both, facilitated by the CEE team, on the said theme was also conducted.
The chief guest, Shri Pawan Kumar, Secretary, UP State Biodiversity Board, Government of India, shared that there are 32 heritage sites in India which include both cultural and natural sites. He also informed that the theme this year is going to be 'Sports as a Heritage'. Dr. A. K. Sharma, Professor, University of Lucknow, also encouraged children towards environment-friendly work in their schools.
A felicitation ceremony by the chief guest, for the 17 shortlisted Paryavaran Mitra- Earthian schools at the State level, also took place. The event focused on the core message of encouraging schools to become a Paryavaran Mitra citizen.