Marking the World Environment Day on 5 June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation to take a pledge to collectively work towards conserving the environment resources. He further added that the Earth should be kept clean and green.
In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Modi said that this day was a commitment to protect the environment and live in harmony with the nature.
"On World Environment Day, let us pledge to collectively work towards conserving precious environment resources," he said.
"Let us live in harmony with Mother Nature and keep our beloved Earth clean and green," he added.
In his 21st radio address, Mann Ki Baat, on 29 May, PM Modi called for protection of the environment and said conservation of water and forests were people's responsibility.
He also said that this year, the UN decided the theme of the World Environment Day on 5 June would be the 'Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade'.