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World Earth Day 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Says ‘We Bow In Reverence To Mother Earth’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other politicians and ministers took to social media to spread awareness on World Earth Day

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New Delhi: As the world celebrates Earth Day 2019 today (April 22) to mark the support for environmental protection across the globe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other politicians and ministers came out to reiterate their commitment to work towards the well-being of planet Earth with a focus on sustainable development. PM Modi said, ‘Today on #EarthDay, we bow in reverence to Mother Earth. For years, this great planet has been home to phenomenal diversity. Today we also reiterate our commitment to work towards the well-being of our planet, focus on sustainable development and mitigating climate change.

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Other ministers and politicians too joined in to spread awareness on World Earth Day. Asking people to contribute in saving the environment, Chief Minister Of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot said,

On the occasion of #EarthDay, let us pledge to protect #MotherEarth by planting more trees, controlling pollution and saving natural resources. #ProtectOurSpecies

Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik too requested people to keep the planet green and healthy, he adds,

Mother Earth provides everything that a human being needs and it is our only Earth, our home. On #EarthDay, let’s pledge to keep it healthier and greener for future generations by reducing environmental footprints and protecting all endangered species.

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said, “Today is International Mother #EarthDay. Let us pledge on this day to make every effort to take care of the flora and fauna.”

Asking people to thank Mother Earth and help plant more trees, General Secretary, All India Congress Committee, Avinash Pande said,

On this #EarthDay let us pledge to return the favor of Mother Earth by planting more trees, by controlling pollution and by making it a greener planet. Let us thank Earth by taking care of it.

On the other hand, Minister of State and Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Rathore asked people to celebrate each day as World Earth Day and take care of the planet. He added,

Not only today, treat every day like Earth Day. That’s the only way to save our precious Earth for future generations. I urge you all to plant more trees and recycle for a better future. This #EarthDay, take a pledge to respect & maintain everything we get from our mother Earth.

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel said, “On the occasion of #WorldEarthDay, we must pledge to take care of our planet by planting trees, by controlling pollution and by making it a healthier and greener place to live. Happy #EarthDay”

Shiromani Akali Dal President, Sukhbir Singh Badal added that it is everyone’s duty to take care of the planet Earth. He said, “‏This Earth is the cradle of humanity and life as a whole. On #EarthDay, let us pledge to care for our Earth as our mother. Each one of us has a duty towards this planet which is our home. Let us fulfill this responsibility with diligence and love.”

Celebrated since 1970 on this day, this year, with the theme of ‘Protect Our Species’, World Earth Day hopes to underline the harsh fact that the unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity such as climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution, and pesticides to name a few.

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