Earth Day: Narendra Modi urges people to work together to fight climate change, promote sustainable development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders called for sustainable development and making efforts to mitigate climate change, while extending their greetings on Earth Day, an annual event celebrated worldwide on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Modi lauded the effort of individuals who are working towards sustainable development.

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar enlisted key action points to save the Earth by saving electricity, conserving water and recycling waste.

In a tweet on the occasion of Earth Day, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has urged people to put an end to plastic pollution to ensure a clean environment. "On the occasion of Earth Day, let us pledge to keep our environment clean. We can take a step in this direction by putting an end to plastic pollution," Banerjee tweeted on Sunday morning.

Prominent Congress leaders also extended their greetings on Earth Day.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray took to cleaning beaches in Mumbai on the occasion.

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor"Kiran Bedi joined hands with students of various educational institutions and volunteers of NGOs to ensure that there was the sustained protection of the environment, on the occasion of World Earth Day on Sunday. During her address at the botanical garden in Odiansalai, Bedi asked the participants to ensure that there was the sustained protection of the environment.

She instructed the officials of the Department of Agriculture maintaining the garden to make sure it was free from plastic waste and garbage.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Apr 22, 2018 16:17 PM

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