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On the occasion of Himalayan Day (September 9), the Vice President of India called for making nature’s conservation a people’s movement.
- Himalayan Day is celebrated on the 9th of September every year so as to sensitize the people on the importance of this fragile ecosystem as also to highlight the various issues concerning it.
- Himalayan Day was first observed in Uttarakhand in 2010 as an initiative of a group of noted environmentalists including Sunderlal Bahuguna, Anil Prakash Joshi and Radha Behen.
- Himalaya plays an important role to save and sustain nature and protect the country from adverse weather conditions.
- The Himalayan range is also responsible for rain besides being a rich repository of floral and faunal biodiversity.