Unique individual effort for environmental clean-up campaign
The record for making an individual effort for an environmental clean-up campaign was set by Sagar Pradhan (born on March 1,1991) of Kendrapara, Odisha. He planted saplings, donated Rs. 4 lakhs from his book royalty for the plantation of saplings, cleaned beaches, restored small lakes and ponds. He also wrote a book and many environment-based articles. Due to his commendable work, he was titled ‘World Environment Day Hero-2020’ by the UNO, as confirmed on May 20, 2021.