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British Deputy High Commission Celebrates World Environment Day 2023


News Desk, News Nation 360: To mark World Environment Day 2023, the British Deputy High Commission Kolkata in partnership with the Indo-British Scholars’ Association (IBSA) and Earth Day Network felicitated winners of the pan-India Environment photography competition at the British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata. This annual photography competition was announced in April. The competition was aimed towards the Junior Group (under 18 years) and Senior Group (above 18 years). The contest's three categories were ‘Plastic Pollution’, ‘Animals and Habitats’ and ‘Our Changing Planet’. The jury that selected the winners comprised award-winning nature, wildlife and conservation photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee, Regional Director,  Asia,  Earth  Day  Network,  Karuna  Singh  and  noted wildlife

photographer and Nikon brand creator, Rajarshi Banerji. Yemi Odanye, Acting British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata stated that they are delighted to partner with IBSA and Earth Day Network once again to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day. They have had an impressive line-up of judges who selected the finalists in each category. They hope this collaboration will shine the spotlight on the increasing challenges of climate change that they all face. It is vital that all players including governments, the private sector, think tanks, and consumers join hands to tackle environmental problems and come up with solutions that future generations could be proud of. According to Subrata Paul, President of, the Indo-British Scholars’ Association (IBSA), that was a huge success, with participation of over 400 entries from over 160 towns/cities in India. This year, they in partnership with the British Deputy High Commission and Earth Day Network, organised the second  Photography Contest to celebrate World Environment Day 2023 with the overall theme #beatplasticpollution. They have received huge participation from both professional and amateur photographers in the categories - Plastic Pollution, Animals & Habitats and the Changing Planet. He is delighted to meet some of the winners at their felicitation programme.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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