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NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT CONVENTION 2018 TO BE HELD UNDER THE JOINT AUSPICES OF IIEE AND NICER ON 5-6 JUNE 2018 AT NEW DELHI

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May 1, 2018 : The National Environment Convention 2018 will be held at New Delhi on 5 and 6 June 2018 under the joint auspices of the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment (IIEE) and the National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research (NICER) at India International Centre, 40 Lodi Estate, New Delhi in the presence of Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Environmentalists, Principals, Heads of Departments and Teachers from Schools, Colleges and Universities from all over the country.

In a joint press statement issued by the Director of IIEE Dr. Tanuja Trivedi and the Director of NICER Dr. Utkarsh Sharma said that the main theme of the Convention is “Role of Schools, Colleges and Universities in Environmental Protection”. The main focus of the Convention will be based on the United Nations Theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”, they added.

The Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the development of North-Eastern Region / MoS for the office of PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space has consented to be the Chief Guest at 11 am on 5 June 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi, the statement further elaborated.

While appreciating the efforts of the Schools, Colleges and Universities in making a Plastic Free Environment, the Convention Awards and Appreciations Committee has also decided to confer “Plastic Free School / College / University of the year Award” to selected Institutions in the country based on their track records.

The World Environment Day is a platform for action to remember about the need for the protection of our Mother Earth. It is also the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1972, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

It is also the People's Day above all. The World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.

The Theme Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution.

Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them. This year's host is India.

It is in fitness of things that we remember the talisman given by Mahatma Gandhi : “The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed”, opined Chancellor Dr. Priya Ranjan Trivedi, Chairman and Plenipotentiary of the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment. He also invited all the environmentalist to forward their bio-data on email ID : ecology@ecology.edu to be considered for presentation of accolades to them on 5-6 June 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi between 9 am and 5 pm.

The revised edition of the Book titled “Ram Nath Kovind : From Ranks to Raisina” will also be released on the occasion of the World Environment Day Celebrations and the National Environment Convention 2018 on 5-6 June 2018  at India International Centre, New Delhi. The Book titled “Foreign Policies of Narendra Modi Government” will also be dedicated to the world citizenry. This photograph was taken on 25 July 2017 when the Book on Religious Pluralism was presented to the Hon’ble President of India
by  IIEE-NICER Team : Dr. P R Trivedi, Dr. Tanuja Trivedi and Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

It may be mentioned the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment (IIEE) is the only institution in a world to have the credit of designing more than 50 Graduate and Post Graduate level programmes related to environment and allied fields. The course material under self-instructional mode prepared by IIEE runs into more than half a million pages.

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