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PM Modi pushes for clean, green earth


Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Earth Day on Saturday urged people across the country and in the world at large to live in harmony with nature and keep the planet clean and green.

Also urging the people to give thanks to mother earth, Modi said, "Earth Day is a day of gratitude to mother earth".

"It is our duty to live in harmony with the plants, animals and birds we share the earth with. We owe this to our future generations," Modi said in his meaasge to the world on this Earth Day.

The prime minister expressed the hope that this year's theme of 'Environmental and Climate Literacy' helps in creating awareness among all people on protecting the rich biodiversity in the country.

Every year, April 22 is observed as the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that started in 1970.