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World Environment Day 2020: Preserve Biodiversity For A Better Tomorrow Says PM Modi

New Delhi: On World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for collective efforts to ensure that the planet becomes a better place for future generations.

“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,” he wrote on Twitter.

“May we leave an even better planet for the coming generations,” he said.

Modi also shared a brief video of his latest “Mann ki Baat” programme in which he had referred to World Environment Day.

“The theme this year is biodiversity…(it) is 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,” he had said.

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.

He had also pitched for saving rainwater, saying the traditional conservation methods are in the form of very simple remedies, and employing these “we can tap the water”.

He also urged people to plant trees and make resolutions so that a daily relationship with nature can be forged.

Temperature is on the rise, so do not forget to “facilitate water for the birds,” he said.

President Ram Nath Kovind also went on Twitter to talk about the importance of greener planet for posterity. He said:

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged people to reaffirm the commitment for a sustainable planet on World Environment Day.

The Vice President pushed for the sustainable solutions, saying, “On World Environment Day, I call upon the people, governments & all other stakeholders to intensify their efforts for protecting nature and finding sustainable solutions in every sphere of life.”

Keeping in view the ecological crisis that our planet faces today, we must enhance our efforts towards preserving biodiversity and restoring fragmented ecosystems, to not only fight climate crisis but also to ensure food security, water supply and safety of our people, said Naidu.

“Let there be a new beginning on this World Environment Day. Together, we can secure the well-being of the people and the planet,” added.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also went on Twitter to talk about the significance of biodiversity and its impact on human health. He Tweeted:

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Tweeted, “Clean energy contributes to building a sustainable future. This #WorldEnvironmentDay, let us renew our commitment to nurture the nature. Let us also vow to intensify our efforts to adopt a healthier mix of fuel to protect natural ecosystems and for a healthier and greener future.”

International acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand art to mark World Environment Day.

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