Mahatma Gandhi once said that there is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. With the same spirit, the World Environment Day was observed in India.
To mark the occasion, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar launched “Selfie with Sapling” campaign. Celebrities including the likes of Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda, and folk singer Malini Awasthi joined the Union Minister at the event in New Delhi. They, too, planted saplings and took a selfie along with it.
The planting of saplings at the Paryavaran Bhawan gave out a clear message that if there is a desire to keep the planet safe and secure, there is also a need to plant more trees.
To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted a video of his recent Kedarnath visit, where he spent time in the lap of nature. The PM wrote that the earth is our mother and all of us are her sons.
During the event, actors Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda made an appeal to the public to be responsible towards the environment.
Folk singer Malini Awasthi sang a folk song, praising the mother nature.
The World Environment Day is being observed since 1974. The theme for this year is regarding beating the ‘Air Pollution.’
On #World Environment Day.. President Ram Nath Kovind in a tweet said..”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.
On #World Environment Day, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu appealed people to take a firm pledge to protect nature and environment by saving energy, water, reducing use of disposable plastics, promoting reusable materials, planting saplings and reducing dependence on fossil fuels by adopting renewables.
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 renewables #BeatAirPollution
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar planted sapling at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan on the occasion of World Environment Day..
MoS Environment Babul Supriyo appealed that even if you don’t have a garden, planting one sapling each can make a big difference to our environment.