Bhubaneswar, September 30 (LocalWire): School children in Keonjhar and Khordha district took out a rally recently to raise the issue of climate change and its adverse impact on human life.
During the programme, children also planted trees, did plays and tree paintings, formed a human chain, and put a ‘do not kill me’ sign on trees and hugged the trees to protect them.
Children around the world are demanding action on climate change in their first major action since the issue topped world leaders’ agenda at the United Nations this week.
The Fridays for Future movement that began as a lone demonstration by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg just over a year ago has mushroomed, with millions of students taking to the streets of cities and attracting attention in developing nations.
Some of the first protests began in New Zealand when people marched across the country.
There were also marches of cities in Italy, Finland, Nigeria, Austria, and India, among other countries, said representatives of PECUC, espousing the cause of child rights.