5 Jun 2024

World Environment Day 2024: PM Modi launches #Plant4Mother campaign

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched #Plant4Mother campaign by planting a sapling of Peepal Tree at Buddha Jayanti Park, New Delhi on Wednesday. 

Drawing a parallel between the nurturing of Nature by Mother Earth and the nurturing of human lives by our mothers, PM Modi exhorted people across the world to plant a tree as a mark of love, respect and honour for their own Mother and to also take a pledge for protecting trees and Mother Earth.

Central and State Government Departments and Local Bodies will also identify public spaces to assist the #Plant4Mother campaign.

Plantation of trees is central to theme of World Environment Day  

Plantation of trees is central to the theme of World Environment Day 2024 namely halting and reversing land degradation, building drought resilience and preventing desertification. Besides the campaign on #Plant4Mother, plantation of 80 crore trees by September and 140 crores by March, 2025 has been planned following a “Whole of Government” and “Whole of Society Approach”. The trees would be planted across the country by individuals, entities, community based organizations, Central and State Government Departments and local bodies.  

Eco-clubs in 7.5 lakh schools to carry forward message of #Plant4Mother

The Department of School Education, Government of India has motivated Eco-clubs in 7.5 lakh schools to carry forward and promote the message of #Plant4Mother.  Summer camps in schools are focusing on the theme.  The importance of planting trees which nurture human beings and indeed, all living beings across the planet, the inter-relationship between tree, Mother and Mother Earth, would be especially emphasized through the idea of Plant4Mother. 

Awareness in youth is being generated through MY Bharat of the Ministry of Youth Affairs.  The Ministry of External Affairs has also taken this message to the global level and exhorted citizens of other countries to join hands in this massive tree plantation drive with the core precept of #Plant4Mother.

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, were also present on the occasion today.

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