KATHMANDU, June 5: Saplings of various species have been planted in the United Nations (UN) Park area along the Bagmati River on the occasion of the World Environment Day.

The very unruly, coincidental and downright comical nature of our reality is that we are living on a floating mass in the middle of a vast expanse of nothing; and yet we are alive, and a top dog in our niche.

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to raise awareness and to support action to protect and preserve our environment. With the decision of the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, the first World Environment Day was organized in 1974 with the theme: "Only One Earth". The theme for this year is "Biodiversity", the resources that support life on earth. Colombia will host the World Environment Day in partnership with Germany. The World Environment Day engages people, communities, private sector and governments around the world to take action on critical environmental challenges facing the planet.

Celebrating the World Environment Day 2019, Hotel Annapurna organized its annual art completion at the hotel’s premises on Saturday. The theme of the competition was “Beat Air Pollution”.