KARACHI - Pakistan Navy observed World Oceans Day with an aim to create awareness on importance of clean oceans, their protection and preservation.

Every year on June 8, World Oceans Day is celebrated across the world under the auspices of the United Nations, to highlight the importance of oceans and to create awareness on role of oceans in sustenance of life. The theme selected for this year’s World Oceans Day is “Innovation for a sustainable ocean”, according to a news release issued here on Monday.

Oceans are an essential component of the earth’s ecosystem and sustainable oceans are critical for sustenance of life on earth. As the challenges to the oceans continue to grow, so does the need for novel solutions to fight these challenges.

 Pakistan Navy has been observing the day with zeal and enthusiasm. The Pakistan Navy arranged numerous activities throughout the year which included harbour and beach cleaning campaigns, lectures and seminars on significance of the day as well as social media campaigns. Amidst the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 activities, while avoiding/ involving social gatherings, the efforts have now been focused on display of banners, distribution of pamphlets, publications of articles and telecast of event specific documentaries. Such events played a pivotal role in enhancing awareness regarding importance of clean oceans amongst the general populace.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in his message on the day, said that Pakistan Navy has remained cognizant of the significance of clean oceans.