PATNA: The World Environment Day was celebrated amid several programmes across the state on Tuesday.
More than 400 students participated on the eighth day of the ongoing campaign of Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) to remove plastic waste from riverbanks here. Students from Patna Central School, NCC cadets and student volunteers from Tarumitra cleaned Gandhi ghat on the occasion. Around 100 NCC cadets took part in a cycle rally on Ashok Rajpath here to call for environment protection.
The BSPCB also organised a quiz competition on environment-based themes at Adhivesan Bhavan here. The winners of the competition will be awarded on Wednesday by deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary.
Addressing a seminar, vice-chancellor of Nalanda Open University Prof R K Sinha said use of plastic bags should be strictly banned in the state and elsewhere in the country.
In Bagaha, the Environment Conservation Manch organised a meeting to discuss the deteriorating pollution level. Valmikinagar MLA Rinku Singh and Bagaha SDM Ghanshyam Meena took an oath to work towards cleaning the environment. Green saplings were also planted on the occasion.
Saran commissioner A K Sinha, who attended a function to mark the day, said attempts were being made to develop green zones in the region.