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In Pics: How Ministers And Celebrities Celebrated World Environment Day

A look at how Ministers and Bollywood celebrities marked the occasion of World Environment Day that is commemorated on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental protection and preservation

Droupadi Murmu, President of India took to social media on World Environment Day and said, 'Let us remind ourselves that we are the children of Mother Earth. It is our time to give back to the Nature which always caters to our needs and demands.'

She also urged citizens to adopt an eco-friendly approach in their day-to-day activities and gift a clean, biodiversity rich and beautiful planet for the posterity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the nation virtually on the occasion of World Environment Day and said that the country is moving ahead with a 'very clear roadmap' to protect the environment and tackle climate change.

Speaking about the public moment - Mission LiFE i.e. Lifestyle for Environment, the Prime Minister highlighted that the mission is spreading a new consciousness about lifestyle changes to combat climate change. He said, 'Mission LiFE is equally important for the bright future of the entire humanity, for our future generations.'

Jagdeep Dhankhar, Vice President of India also took to social media to share the greetings with the world for Environment Day, said, 'Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.' He also planted a Rudraksha sapling in the premise of Parliament House.

To mark World Environment Day on a green note, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav, launched Amrit Dharohar and MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes) - the schemes that were announced in the Union Budget 2023-24, as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to preserve India's ecological wealth.

New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan celebrated World Environment Day with an exhibition that displayed exquisitely thoughtful and environmentally conscious works of art created by young children.

Union Minister, Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda posted a picture with message: 'Wishes to all of you on World Environment Day. Come, today on the occasion of 'World Environment Day', let us all take a pledge to protect and enhance our environment by making it clean, beautiful, pure and pure.'

From Ministers to Celebrities. Joining the chain was Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who took part in tree plantation drive in Mumbai. Sharing glimpses from the event, he said, 'The collective responsibility is #NotMineButOurs.Today, the team & I planted trees in the vicinity. It is our collective responsibility to help save the planet and ensure we leave a happy and thriving planet for the future generations.'

Dia Mirza, Actor, Eco-investor, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador & UN Secretary-General's Advocate For Sustainable Development Goals marked World Environment Day from Shimla. The actor met Himachal Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu to discuss the challenges of waste disposal and pollution in the state and how can together the authorities, citizens and different stakeholders can help preserve the eco-sensitive zone of Himalayas.

Actor and Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan on World Environment Day spoke about waste segregation and management. He shared a picture on his social media and said 'Simple actions can make a difference to protect the environment, such as - keep separate bins for wet and dry waste. When waste is segregated and recycled, it helps keep the environment cleaner for children.'

Actor Jackie Shroff, who is known for making appearances at events by wearing a plant necklace or carrying saplings as gifts, on the occasion of World Environment Day shared a video with a valuable message. Taking to Instagram, Jackie Shroff said, 'Go Green, Breathe Clean.'

Actor and Climate Warrior Bhumi Pednekar, who has also recently become the National Advocate for United Nations Development Programme for Sustainable Development Goals in India, on World Environment Day, said, 'Household-related consumption contribute to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Imagine if one billion people cut down their contribution, are responsible and conscious about their eco-friendly practices. Then this number can go down by 20 per cent.'

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