Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff joined Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in planting saplings on the occasion of World Environment Day. Calling for active public participation in World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched #SelfieWithSapling campaign, urging people to plant a sapling and click a selfie with it
Prakash Javadekar, who took charge of as the environment minister on Saturday, said 'jan bhagidari' (people's participation) is integral to tackling environmental issues and it has to be a people's movement
Prakah Javadekar "June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day. I am sure people of this country will enthusiastically participate in it. I appeal to the people to plant a sapling, click a picture with it and post it on social media using '#SelfieWithSapling'. We need such initiatives as we are creating a carbon sink. "The Modi government believes that the environment is not just a government programme but a people's programme."
World Environment Day 2019 will be hosted by China with a theme of 'Air Pollution'. Recently, the ministry released a music video for this year's theme of World Environment Day, "Hawa Aane De".
According to the Environment Ministry, the committee formed under the NCAP has met and an action plan has been drawn up for 84 of 102 non-attainment cities (cities which do not meet the national air quality standard) identified under the programme
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff and former cricketer Kapil Dev planted saplings on the occasion of World Environment Day. All pictures/Pallav Paliwal
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