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PM Narendra Modi, other Indian celebrities vow to protect planet on Earth Day

PM Narendra Modi, other Indian celebrities vow to protect planet on Earth Day

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Apr 2019, 10:33 am

New Delhi, Apr 22 (IBNS): As the world celebrated National Earth Day on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people should be committed in to work towards the well-being of the planet.

"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," Modi tweeted.

Apart from Modi, other Indian celebrities like Anushka Sharma also pledged to work to ensure seeing the Mother Earth flourishing.

"This #EarthDay , it is important for us all to remember that the Earth belongs as much to all the other species as much as it does to us human beings. Let coexistence be our motto. Let them thrive. Let them live. Let our Mother Earth flourish," she tweeted.

Iconic Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created an art to mark the special day.

"EarthDay  lets act before its too late....," he captioned his image.

Actor Arjun Kapoor tweeted: "There is no other planet like Mother Earth. Protect it. Love it. Do your bit. #EarthDay."

Actress Juhi Chawla remarked: "As we celebrate International Mother Earth Day today, did you know... We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children #EarthDay."

With a strong message on conservation, former Indian cricket team captain shared: "One of nature's most effective hunters, dhole packs have been known to bring down prey twice as large as them, like the Sambar deer. This #EarthDay lets give the endangered #WildAsiaticDog its due by learning more about the species, and protecting its forests."

India has joined the other nations in the world in observing the 49th edition of International Earth Day on Monday.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

When was it observed for the first time?

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.