World Bamboo Day is observed on 18th September every year. The aim behind celebrating World Bamboo Day is to raise awareness regarding conservation of Bamboo forests and promotion of Bamboo Industry.
World Bamboo Day is celebrated every year on 18th September with the aim to conserve the bamboo industry. This day is observed by World Bamboo Organization (WBO).
The soul aim behind celebrating this day is to promote sustainable use of Bamboo. Southeast Asian countries are the biggest cultivators of bamboo. China, India, and Vietnam are biggest suppliers of bamboo in the world. After China, India is the second largest cultivator of bamboo in the entire world.
Theme of World Bamboo Day 2022
The theme of World Bamboo Day 2022 is yet to be announced by World Bamboo Organization (WBO).
History Behind World Bamboo Day
The World Bamboo Day was conceptualized and launched by Kamlesh Salam, the then President of the World Bamboo Organization, along with various delegates from around the world.
World Bamboo Day was first celebrated on 18th September , 2009. World Bamboo Day is celebrated to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. The World Bamboo Organization (WBO) aims to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization of bamboo.
World Bamboo Day is also celebrated to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.
Significance of World Bamboo Day
The bamboo plant is one of the fastest-growing plant in the world. The use of Bamboo is very significant in Southeast Asian, East Asian, and South Asian parts of the world. World Bamboo day holds great significance because it promotes the usage and preservation of bamboo plants and it’s sustainable use.
Facts About Bamboo
- Bamboo is also known as “Green Gold” or “Poor man’s timber”.
- Bamboo plant is very versatile in nature and can grow anywhere.
- In Northeast India alone, there are about 110 varieties of bamboo plants.
- Bamboo acts as a suitable soil binder and plays a significant role in water and soil conservation.
- Bamboo plants can help in the reclamation of wastelands and severely degraded areas.