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Syro Malankara Catholic Church Celebrates World Environment Day 2024

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Various churches and groups within the Syro Malankara Catholic Church celebrated World Environment Day with a range of activities aimed at promoting environmental awareness and sustainability. Here are some glimpses of the celebrations from various places.

Thiruvalla Social Service Society

The Thiruvalla Social Service Society, in collaboration with St. George High School, Kottangal, and Chunkappara, distributed saplings, vegetable seeds, and seed pens to students. The event was inaugurated by Fr. Bineesh Simon, Executive Director of Bodhana, who spoke about the students’ responsibilities in protecting the environment. School Principal Mr. Baiju and other faculty members extended their wishes.

MCYM Ranni Region

The MCYM Ranni region celebrated World Environment Day by honoring members of the Haritha Karma Sena, a local environmental protection force. The event, held on June 5, included the distribution of umbrellas and vegetable seeds. Mrs. Adv. Bindu Reji, President of Ranni Angadi Grama Panchayat, inaugurated the ceremony. Region President Jerin Placheri chaired the meeting, with keynote addresses by Region Director Fr. Koshi Mannil and other MCYM leaders.

MCYM Vakayar Unit

The MCYM Vakayar unit celebrated the day under the leadership of their vicar, who planted saplings for a better tomorrow.

St. Thomas Malankara Catholic Church, Elamadu

St. Thomas Malankara Catholic Church, Elamadu, also marked World Environment Day on June 5 with parish-level celebrations.

MCYM Aylara

As part of the Nuhro 2024 initiative, the MCYM Aylara unit celebrated World Environment Day by planting saplings and other plants.

MCYM Athumpumkulam

The MCYM Athumpumkulam unit celebrated World Environment Day by planting a tree, led by Fr. Lijo Thomas.

MCYM Kurishumuttam

Under the leadership of MCYM, the Kurishumuttam unit celebrated World Environment Day on June 5 by planting saplings.

MCYM Arasuparambu

“Ithal” Environment Day Celebration After Holy Qurbana, unit director Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Valiyachangaveettil led the planting of saplings in the church premises and distributed saplings to Sunday School students.

MCYM Kaithaparambu

The MCYM Kaithaparambu unit celebrated World Environment Day by planting a tree with the participation of the priest, sister, and the youth.

MCYM Mannarakulanji

The MCYM Mannarakulanji unit celebrated World Environment Day by planting saplings in the presence of the parish vicar, Fr. Mannil and the elders of the church.

About World Environment Day

World Environment Day, observed on June 5, was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.

Importance of World Environment Day

World Environment Day is crucial for raising awareness about pressing environmental issues such as pollution, deforestation, and climate change. It serves as a reminder of the collective responsibility to safeguard our planet. Celebrating this day emphasizes the need for sustainable practices and encourages individuals and communities to contribute to environmental preservation.

What We Can Do

  • Plant Trees: Increase green cover by planting trees.
  • Reduce Waste: Practice recycling and reduce plastic use.
  • Conserve Water: Use water efficiently and avoid wastage.
  • Promote Sustainable Practices: Encourage the use of eco-friendly products and renewable energy.
  • Raise Awareness: Educate others about the importance of protecting the environment.

The Syro Malankara Catholic Church’s initiatives on World Environment Day highlight the community’s commitment to environmental stewardship. By actively engaging in these activities, the Church continues to promote awareness and encourage sustainable practices among its members.

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