Question: International Mountain Day is observed on-
(a) 11th December
(b) 10th December
(c) 4th December
(d) 24th December
- International Mountain Day (IMD) is observed globally on 11th December every year since its establishment by the UN General Assembly in year 2003.
- This day is celebrated to spread awareness about the contribution of mountains in the biodiversity as it consists of approximately a quarter of the terrestrial biological diversity.
- The theme of the day for year 2018 is “#MountainsMatter”.
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is mandated to lead observance of it at the global level and Water and Mountains Team of the Forestry Department is responsible for coordinating this international process.