World Rivers Day, ie World River Day,
s celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of September. The purpose of this day declared by the United Nations is to spread awareness among the people about the rivers so that people around the world can be sensitized about the importance of the river and its conservation.
There are many countries in the world where rivers are their lifeline and the life and economy of the people are completely dependent on these rivers.
Rivers have as much importance in human life as water. Many of the world's population lives near rivers. Apart from being a major source of drinking water, it is the basis of many industries, which are run without water. Irrigation in the fields and providing fertile soil in them is the reason that the fields around the rivers are very fertile which plays an important role in the economy of the area.
The importance of Rivers is not only humans but is also very much in terms of the environment. Rivers play a major role in running many ecosystems, not just one. Although the lifespan of rivers is very long, human activities are threatening the existence of rivers in such a way that the only pollution causes a lot of damage to human life and related activities.
The importance of Rivers has also been important in terms of transport. Many rivers have been easier for people to travel than land, which is still intact today. Apart from this, the movement of goods through rivers also happens in many rivers even today. In this way, rivers have also been a means of exchange in different cultures.
The United Nations started celebrating World Rivers Day from the year 2005. This year, its theme has been kept as Day of Action for Rivers. Today more than 70 countries have joined it and every year on the fourth Sunday of September, the work of spreading awareness about rivers is done.
In terms of environment, the rivers (Rivers) are not only home to many important creatures, but also many living outside the rivers are dependent on the rivers. In this context, rivers also play an important role in maintaining the ecosystem of the Aspasse.
But due to climate change, rivers of many countries of the world have started shrinking and dying. The main reason for this is (Global warming). In India only, many rivers dry up completely in the summer season, and in this way, they have become mere seasonal rivers. This is a very dangerous thing for the environment.