9: Himalaya Day 2021

10 September 2021.


On September 9, 2021, National Mission for Clean Ganga organised Himalaya Diwas in collaboration with Naula Foundation, as a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Theme of the day

Himalayan Day 2021 was observed under the theme- ‘Contribution of Himalayas and our responsibilities

Himalaya Diwas

  • Himalaya Diwas/Day is celebrated every year in the state of Uttarakhand on September 9.
  •  The day is observed with the aim of conserving Himalayan ecosystem and region.
  • September 9 was officially declared as Himalaya Day by the then chief minister of Uttarakhand in 2015.

Why this day is observed?

  • This day is observed to mark the significance of Himalayas. Himalayan hill towns face several challenges due to poor building planning & designs, poor infrastructure like roads, water supply, sewage etc and unprecedented cutting of trees.
  •  This result into serious ecological issues.
  •  The day is observed highlighting that there is an urgent need to develop eco-sensitive hill town plans and designs.
  •  Himalayas are the source of strength and a valuable heritage for entire world. thus, it needs to be preserved.
  • The day helps in raising awareness and community involvement besides instilling scientific knowledge.

Pahad-Paani-Parampra webinar

  • During the event, proceedings of ‘Stakeholders Webinar on Pahad-Paani-Parampra’ were also released.
  • This webinar was organised on 10th, 11th and 12th June, 2021.
  • It provided opportunity for policymakers and decision-makers to sensitize regarding the drying-up of springs and the crucial role of spring-shed management.
  • The session was conducted to emphasise the need of Ganga Rejuvenation for Sustainable Himalayas.

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