1. Earth Day 2017: PM Narendra Modi urges people to live in harmony with the plants, animals & birds

Earth Day 2017: PM Narendra Modi urges people to live in harmony with the plants, animals & birds

The Earth Day is being celebrated every year on April 22 since 1970 to ensure support for protection of the environment. The event is now organised globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in as many as 193 countries of the world.

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earth day, narendra modi, narendra modi on earth day, Mother Earth, earth day in India, 'Environmental & Climate Literacy, Earth Day Network, United Nations Framework Convention, climate change The Earth Day is being celebrated every year on April 22 since 1970 to ensure support for protection of the environment. The event is now organised globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in as many as 193 countries of the world. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, expressed his gratitude towards mother Earth. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter PM Modi urged people to make efforts to keep the planet clean and great in a series of tweets. “#EarthDay is a day of gratitude to Mother Earth & a day to reiterate our firm resolve to keep our planet clean & green,” he tweeted. He also said that it is everyone’s responsibility to live in harmony with the plants, animals and birds. He said, “It is our duty to live in harmony with the plants, animals & birds we share the Earth with. We owe this to our future generations. #EarthDay.”

“I hope this year’s theme of ‘Environmental & Climate Literacy’ helps create awareness on protecting nature & natural resources. #EarthDay,” PM Modi tweeted.

The Earth Day is being celebrated every year on April 22 since 1970 to ensure support for protection of the environment. The event is now organised globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in as many as 193 countries of the world. Started in the United States in 1970, the Earth Day was initially marked as a national day for action on the cause affecting the health of the planet and people living on it. The idea came from then-U.S. senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson after witnessing the devastation of an oil spill off in California in 1969.

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Based on the values and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, India has advocated a strong and durable climate agreement. Apart from India, other 170 countries also signed the aforementioned agreement. The ceremony is also said to set a record for international diplomacy as this is for the first time so many countries have come together and inked an agreement on the first day of the signing period.

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