World Ozone Day

September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

The closure of the hole in the ozone layer was observed 30 years after the protocol was signed. Due to the nature of the gases responsible for ozone depletion their chemical effects are expected to continue for between 50 to 100 years.

HOW WORLD OZONE DAY IS CELEBRATED?

Since 1994, International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (World Ozone Day) is celebrated to raise awareness and understanding about the consequences of ozone layer depletion. Many are encouraged to come forward to share their efforts they have been putting to cut down the emission of harmful gases that cause environmental issues. These people motivate others to get involved in awareness-raising campaigns and a wide range of activities that are organized for the celebration of this international occasion. The workers of different nongovernmental organizations launch awareness rallies rising slogans to spread the cause of the day.

The media plays a positive role on this day by organizing many volunteer programs online to contribute to different NGO’s to distribute important materials regarding this issue to people to educate them. Youngsters nowadays use Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites on this day to promote the theme of International Day of the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. They share events in their area, famous environmental quotes and facts, add photos based on the theme of that particular year and give online speeches on the substantial topics related to ozone depletion and its repercussions. The celebration of International Day on Ozone is celebrated differently in the given countries:

 World Ozone Day in India

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated in India by students with a lot of fervour and spirit. The day witnesses huge rallies launched on the sidetracks of city roads, students giving speeches on the annual ozone day which is often celebrated on this day, college students organising state level campaigns to advocate on this topic and thereby deducing different measures to control the depletion of ozone layer.

Indian Government provides recognition and scholarships to the discreet people who invent creative ways to cut down the emission of harmful gases and substance which is not only economic but permanent too.

The ministry of Environment and Public Health launches certain programmes to collect the new data of the gases present in the atmosphere to keep the citizens abreast of recent changes that the Earth is facing. These updated stats are then given to different universities to study them comprehensively and provide substantial solutions to the issue.

Source : https://www.indiacelebrating.com/events/world-ozone-day/

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