On Environment Day, PM Asks People to Plant Trees

On World Environment Day, Modi planted a \'Kadamb\' sapling at his RCR lawns, exhorted people to plant as many trees as possible.

Published: 05th June 2015 02:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2015 02:44 PM   |  A+A-


Prime Minister Narendra Modi planting a Kadamb sapling Neolamarckia Cadamba at the Race Course Road lawns to mark the World Environment Day in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)


NEW DELHI: On the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today planted a 'Kadamb' sapling at his Race Course Road residence lawns and exhorted people to plant as many trees as possible.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said people should take pride in the number of trees planted by them, just the same way they take pride in worldly possessions.

He said that living in harmony with nature is the only way to avoid a catastrophic situation on Mother Earth.

Modi also placed a traditional earthen-pot (matka) along with the sapling, which is a traditional way of conserving water, and ensuring that the sapling has regular water supply, a PMO statement said.

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar was present on the occasion.


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