New Delhi । On World Environment Day President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the leaders who expressed their commitment to ensure a cleaner planet.
“On World Environment Day, we reaffirm our commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet. Living in harmony with nature is a part of the Indian ethos. India is committed to addressing climate change and bequeathing a greener, eco-friendly habitat to our children,” Kovind tweeted.
Naidu also pledged to protect the nature and environment. In a tweet, he urged the people to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to adopt renewable resources.
On #WorldEnvironmentDay today, let us take a firm pledge to protect nature & environment by saving energy, water, reducing use of disposable plastics, promoting reusable materials, planting saplings & reducing dependence on fossil fuels by adopting re-newables #BeatAirPollution pic.twitter.com/W7POP6QsWL
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) June 5, 2019
Modi also took to Twitter and said, “Our planet and environment is something we all cherish greatly. Today, on World Environment Day, we reiterate our commitment to ensure a cleaner planet. Living in harmony with nature will lead to a better future.”
He also shared a video of his visits to places with natural beauty.
माता भूमिः पुत्रोऽहं पृथिव्याः।
Our Planet and Environment is something we all cherish greatly. Today on #WorldEnvironmentDay, we reiterate our commitment to ensure a cleaner planet.
Living in harmony with nature will lead to a better future. pic.twitter.com/3V7yLD3d8U
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2019
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh were among other leaders who urged the people to follow eco-friendly behaviour.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and other leaders planted trees and urged fellow citizens to do the same.
"A small step may lead to a gigantic impact"
Happy to have @moefcc MoS @SuPriyoBabul , renowned Cricketer Kapil Dev, Bollywood stars Jackie Shroff & Randeep Hooda and folk singer Malini Awasthi in the plantation drive on #WorldEnvironmentDay today in New Delhi.#SelfieWithSapling pic.twitter.com/Nrq7oXN1N7
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) June 5, 2019
The day is celebrated annually since 1974 across the globe to encourage awareness and action for protection of environment. This year, the United Nations Environment Programme has chosen air pollution as the theme.