The UN General Assembly on 23.01.95 adopted a resolution 49/114 which proclaims 16th September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on the Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer which was signed on 16th September, 1987.
India become party to the Montreal Protocol in June 1992 and prepared the country program in 1993 for phasing out the Ozone Depleting Substances. Further, various policy measures including National Awareness Campaign have also been adapted for smooth implementation of provisions of the Montreal Protocol. In accordance with the UN resolution 49/114, the Ozone Cell, Government of India has been celebrating the International Ozone Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer since 1995 at the national and state level.
The Theme for the International Day of the preservation of the Ozone Layer for year 2008 was : ” Montreal Protocol – Global partnership for global benefits “.
The Ozone Cell in collaboration with Consultancy Developement Centre (CDC) organised the following activities on the occasion of International Ozone Day on 16th September, 2008.
(a) Publication of booklet Titled ” The Montreal Protocol: India’s Success Story ” which apart from the evolution of Montreal Protocol gives the various initiatives taken by the Government of India to fulfill the obligation of the Montreal Protocol.
(b) Publication of a poster, pledge and a sticker for distribution to industry people, Government officials and students with a view to raise public awareness .
(c) Children’s Painting Competitions .
(d) Competition in schools on awareness of the Ozone Layer protection.