In Pics: How World Environment Day is being observed in India

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New Delhi, June 5: As the annual World Environment Day is being observed across the world on Friday, June 5, in India Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted a 'Kadamb' (Neolamarckia Cadamba) sapling at his official residence.

"Living in harmony with nature is the only way to avoid a catastrophic situation on mother earth," he said, while urging every family in the country to plant trees in the upcoming monsoon season. [OneIndia goes 'Green' on World Environment Day]

In Kozhikode, Kerala, More than 30,000 plants and saplings were planted by cadets and children at the Indian Naval Academy at nearby Ezhimala.

Vice Admiral P Ajit Kumar, Commandant, INA, inaugurated the tree plantation drive in which senior Naval Officers and their families actively took part. [Why World Environment Day is so important for all of us?]

As part of the afforestation drive and 'Go-Green' endeavour, the naval station planted various types of fruit bearing, non-fruit bearing, medicinal, herbal and decorative plants, a release from INA said.

Let's see how World Environment Day was observed in various states of India:

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People looking at garbage dumped on a road at Laxmi Nagar on the eve of World Environment day in New Delhi on Thursday.

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Rag pickers returning home after collecting recyclable items from an open garbage dump on the eve of World Environment Day at Sian in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Thursday.

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Municipality workers cleaning a beach on the eve of World Environment Day in Mumbai on Thursday.

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A rag picker collecting plastic waste from a garbage dumping site at Boragaon on the eve of World Environment Day in Guwahati on Thursday.

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A rag-picker looks for recyclable material at a waste dumping site on World Environment Day in Dimapur, Nagaland on Friday.

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Test captain Virat Kohli with Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Prakash Javadekar watering a plant as he participates in a tree plantation programme at Paryavaran Bhawan on the occasion of the World Environment Day, in New Delhi on Friday.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal administers pledge to the ministers of his cabinet, senior officers, employees of Delhi Government at the plaza of Delhi Secretariat to conserve environment on the occasion of World Environment Day on Friday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi planting a Kadamb sapling (Neolamarckia Cadamba), at the Race Course Road lawns to mark the World Environment Day, in New Delhi on Friday. Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Prakash Javadekar is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi planting a Kadamb sapling (Neolamarckia Cadamba), at the Race Course Road lawns to mark the World Environment Day, in New Delhi on Friday. Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Prakash Javadekar is also seen.

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June 5 is marked as World Environment Day to generate awareness about the environment and enhance political and public attention vis-a-vis pollution.

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Wrestler Sushil Kumar plants a sapling as Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Prakash Javadekar looks on during a tree plantation programme on the occasion of the World Environment Day, at Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

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