22 April: International Mother Earth Day
The world on 22 April 2013 observed the International Mother Earth Day. This day is observed with an aim of spreading awareness to protect earth’s environment. The theme selected for 2013 is the Face of Climate Change.
22 April is proclaimed as the International Mother Earth Day to acknowledge that Earth and its ecosystem has provided its inhabitants with sustenance and life. The day is observed to recognize a collective responsibility of human being as called for the 1992 Rio Declaration of promoting Harmony with nature and the Earth for achieving balance among the social, environmental, economic needs of the generation in existence and the one that will come in future.
Recognition of this Day reflects the interdependence of human being with other living creatures of earth in existence. The General Assembly of UN on 22 April 2009 for highlighting the need to help improve the lives of adults as well as children, who suffer from the disorder to ensure meaningful lives for them.