“No Water, No Life. No Blue, No Green”
– Sylvia Earle
This small saying has a very big meaning hidden underneath, which indicates the significance of saving the earth by saving an ocean and also the importance of protecting lives on the earth. We all know that it is a responsibility of each and every person to protect the ocean and marine lives from the danger of global warming. But, how many of us are really doing it?
The “World Ocean Day” which is celebrated every year on 8th June to resolve ocean issues and save ocean water, lends us an opportunity to do something to protect sea water. This annual event is celebrated to save the ocean from harmful effects of Global Warming, which is ruining the beauty of Mother Earth and disturbing the natural balance of life on it.
With this year’s theme “Healthy oceans, healthy planet,” we are looking forward to make a special effort to stop plastic pollution and clean beaches to remove trash from coastlines. Plastic pollution is a serious threat to our nature as it degrades very slowly, polluting waterways and impacting the health of aquatic animals. By associating with this program, one can participate in activities such as beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, and other planned activities to raise awareness about the importance of the oceans in our lives.
It is true that the oceans and coasts affect people’s lives every day, around the world, but do you know what exactly it does or how connected we are to the ocean, even though we don’t live near the beach? Here are some facts about the oceans, that proves how important it is for Mother Earth.
India enjoys a central and strategic location in the Indian Ocean area and it is surrounded by three major water bodies, namely the Arabian Sea from the west, Laccadive Sea or Lakshadweep Sea to the south, and the Bay of Bengal from east. Its favorable location on the earth’s map with some incredible beaches, makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Some of the facts about Indian Ocean are interesting enough to get a reading.
Million of tourists visit India every year and no wonder most of them love visiting beaches that are unique and beautiful. But, what if the beaches are not clean and the ocean unhealthy? Would anyone still be interested in strolling at these natural wonders called ‘beaches’? It is important for every Indian and the tourists who come here to keep the beaches clean and support World Ocean Day. You can be a part of beach cleanup if you simply follow these instructions:
One really don’t need to live close to the ocean to be connected to it. An ocean gives us everything one needs to sustain a healthy life on earth. It does affect people’s life every day. So, this year on “World Ocean Day,” let us try to keep the oceans healthy so as to keep people healthy.
Protect and restore the oceans and spread the word #WorldOceansDay.