New Delhi: To mark the World Environment Day on Saturday (June 5), the Films Division of India is set to host an online film festival for two days, i.e., from June 5-6.
Taking to its official Twitter handle on June 3, the Films Division of India announced its plan of celebrating World Environment Day 2021. The department that comes under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting of the Government of India, shared that they will conduct an online film festival named Oasis of Hope.
Films Division will be screening “Oasis of Hope”, an online festival of films on environment to mark #WorldEnvironmentDay on 5-6 June, 2021 on its website & YouTube Channel. @moefcc @UNEP @UNinIndia#GenerationRestoration #DhartiKaDil #EcosystemRestoration @MIB_India pic.twitter.com/FOAArIZ0Fd
— Films Division (@Films_Division) June 3, 2021
The film festival, Oasis of Hope, will take place on June 5 and 6. According to the Films Division of India, the screening will be conducted on the Films Division website and the YouTube channel of the same.
Those who wish to watch the films would be required to log on to the website or YouTube channel of the Films Division of India. Some of the films that the viewers can expect to watch during the screenings include The Jungle Man Loiya, Living The Natural Way, Plastic World, Climate Change, My Son Neo and Saalumarada Thimakka – The Green Crusader.
World Environment Day is one of the biggest annual events organised by the United Nations (UN) to generate awareness about the significance of nature. This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.
According to the UN, the emergence of COVID-19 has also shown just how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem loss can be. By shrinking the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens – including coronaviruses – to spread.
The World Environment Day is focused on the ecosystem restoration and its theme is ”Reimagine. Recreate. Restore”. World Environment Day 2021, counts with Pakistan as the host country this year for its official celebrations.