World Environment Day: PM Modi reiterates pledge to preserve biodiversity

May we leave an even better planet for the coming generations, PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to preserve the planet's rich biodiversity on the occasion of World Environment day.

The prime minister pitched for a collective effort to ensure the flora and fauna with whom we share the Earth thrive.

"On #WorldEnvironmentDay, we reiterate our pledge to preserve our planet’s rich biodiversity. Let us collectively do whatever possible to ensure the flora and fauna with whom we share the Earth thrive. May we leave an even better planet for the coming generations," PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

PM Modi also attached a video of his latest Mann Ki Baat programme in which he talked about the theme of World Environment Day 2020 - Biodiversity.

"The theme for this year is biodiversity...especially pertinent in the current circumstances. During Lockdown in the last few weeks the pace of life may have slowed down a bit but it has also given us an opportunity to introspect upon the rich diversity of nature or biodiversity around us." PM Modi had sadi in his address to the nation last month's Mann Ki Baat.

"Much of the avian fauna had sort of disappeared due to sound and air pollution, and now after years, people can once again listen to their melodic chirping in their homes," Modi had said.

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year. 

 

First Published:June 5, 2020, 1:06 p.m.