HT BureauGUWAHATI, Sept 7: To raise awareness and mobilise global action to address air pollution, LGBI Airport celebrated ‘International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies’ at the airport premises. The program started with a plantation drive followed by a felicitations program.
CAO, Utpal Baruah; Dr. Shantanu Kumar Dutta, member, secretary PCBA; Dr. S Gokhale; professor IIT and Nodal Faculty, NCAP Assam; Meghali Nidhi Dahal, commissioner, GMC; Dr. KG Bhattacharya, retd. professor of Gauhati University and renowned environmentalist; Ashim Sakia, mayor in Council, Sanitation, Public Health, and Environment Division, GMC; among others were present during the program.
CAO Utpal Baruah in his introductory speech highlighted, “Air pollution knows no national borders and is all pervasive. Moreover, it is strongly correlated to other global crises such as climate change, biodiversity loss, other forms of pollution, social and gender parity as well as economic development.”
Notably, it is the 3rd International Day of Clean Air for blue skies under the theme of ‘The Air We Share’. It focuses on the transboundary nature of air pollution highlighting the need for collective accountability and collective action.