NEW DELHI: India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express thankfulness towards mother earth on the account of International Earth Day. Along with this, he also urged the people all around to put efforts for a healthier, prosperous and a cleaner planet.
His tweet read, "On International Day of Mother Earth, we all express gratitude to our planet for the abundance of care & compassion. Let us pledge to work towards a cleaner, healthier & more prosperous planet. "
He also gave a shoutout to the frontline healthcare workers putting their lives at risk and helping to contain this circumstance where coronavirus is rapidly spreading, "A shout out to all those working at the forefront to defeat COVID-19. #EarthDay2020."
On International Day of Mother Earth, we all express gratitude to our planet for the abundance of care & compassion. Let us pledge to work towards a cleaner, healthier & more prosperous planet.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 22, 2020
A shout out to all those working at the forefront to defeat COVID-19. #EarthDay2020
Another important dignitary like, Prakash Javadekhar, who is the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change also thought out loud on this day of great importance and expressed it on Twitter.
This tweet in Hindi translates to, "On this occasion of Earth Day, let us all take a resolution take up a sustainable lifestyle in order to achieve sustainable development. "
In another one of his tweets, he remembered some great words said by Mahatma Gandhi and posted this,
Mahatma Gandhi said "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not greed". PM @narendramodi brought "lifestyle" issue into the #ClimateChange discourse. On #EarthDay today let us pledge to shed greed and adopt sustainable lifestyle.#EarthDay2020 pic.twitter.com/LpicqJ7Gzc— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 22, 2020
Earth Day is celebrated on a worldwide level on 22 April in order to showcase support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day was celebrated in the year 1970.