New Delhi: “Plantation in the devastating conditions such as natural imbalance, pollution and climate change, is a divine message that can compensate for the natural life cycle,” tweeted the official account of the Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla, as he organised a tree plantation campaign at the Parliament premises. Mr. Birla was joined by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in addition to Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, among other prominent political leaders from BJP, as they planted saplings.
PM Modi too planted a sapling as his official Twitter account shared images from the event, it further read,
PM @narendramodi joined other dignitaries including Lok Sabha Speaker @ombirlakota Ji, Defence Minister @rajnathsingh Ji, Home Minister @AmitShah Ji, MP Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Ji at the tree plantation drive organised by the Lok Sabha secretariat.
PM @narendramodi joined other dignitaries including Lok Sabha Speaker @ombirlakota Ji, Defence Minister @rajnathsingh Ji, Home Minister @AmitShah Ji, MP Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Ji at the tree plantation drive organised by the Lok Sabha secretariat. pic.twitter.com/c7zKDdpVUr
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 26, 2019
Speaking at the occasion, LS Speaker Om Birla said,
The Prime Minister has spread out a message of ‘Green India’ and I believe that we will make every village and city in the country green. If we want to keep the environment healthy, we have to make this country green. Earlier we had ‘Swachchta Abhiyan’ and now we will start ‘Green India’ to purify the environment.
प्राकृतिक असंतुलन, प्रदूषण व जलवायु परिवर्तन जैसी विनाशकारी परिस्थितियों में वृक्षारोपण वह दिव्य सन्देश है जिससे प्राकृतिक जीवनचक्र की क्षतिपूर्ति संभव है। इसी दिशा में आज संसद परिसर में @PMOIndia श्री @narendramodi सहित कई मंत्रियों, सांसदों संग वृक्षारोपण किया| pic.twitter.com/2ZJKXdCGzO
— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) July 26, 2019
Mr. Birla, on the occasion thanked PM Modi and other leaders who helped him take the green initiative forwards, he said,
In the Parliament premises celebrating world nature conservation @PMOIndia Mr @narendramodi , @HMOIndia Mr @AmitShah , Defence Minister Shri @rajnathsingh Planting trees with the members of parliament and urging the countrymen to plant more trees.
विश्व प्रकृति संरक्षण के उपलक्ष्य में संसद परिसर में @PMOIndia श्री @narendramodi, @HMOIndia
श्री @AmitShah , रक्षा मंत्री श्री @rajnathsingh
ने संसद सदस्यों संग वृक्षारोपण किया तथा देशवासियों से अधिक से अधिक वृक्ष लगाने का आग्रह किया। pic.twitter.com/1bwk8ekmPz
— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) July 26, 2019
The speaker also expressed his desire of making the country an example of healthy living and rich-green environment.
Whenever people think of a green environment, India should be the country which comes in their minds, he said.
This is not the first time Mr. Birla organised a a programme to promote clean and green living as last week he organised a two-day long special cleanliness drive in the Parliament House campus. The drive was also joined by various Members of Parliament (MPs), as he directed them to work towards taking the zeal of Swachh Bharat Mission to each village of the country.
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