Living in harmony with nature will lead to better future: PM Modi on Environment Day

PTI

File photo: World Environment Day (Twitter image)

File photo: World Environment Day (Twitter image)

Since its inception in 1974, June 5 is celebrated as World Environment day, every year and is organised around a theme in order to draw attention towards pressing environmental issues. ‘Beat Air Pollution’, the theme for this year is a call for action to combat the global crisis and has been chosen by this year’s host- China

On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind reaffirmed the commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet and said that living in harmony with nature is a part of the Indian ethos.

Vice President M Venkaih Naidu appealed people to take a firm pledge to protect nature & environment by saving energy, water, planting saplings & reducing dependence on fossil fuels by adopting renewables.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said Living in harmony with nature will lead to a better future, he also reiterated commitment to ensure a cleaner planet.

“Our planet and environment is something we all cherish greatly. Today on #WorldEnvironmentDay, we reiterate our commitment to ensure a cleaner planet,” the prime minister tweeted.

Living in harmony with nature will lead to a better future, he said and posted a short video.

In the video, he said planting saplings is not enough and people have to take care of it till it becomes a tree

Calling for active public participation in World Environment Day celebrations, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched a campaign, urging people to plant a sapling.

(PTI)