PM Modi awarded by ‘Champions of the Earth’


New Delhi:The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi,today received the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, the ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award at a special ceremony in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi. The award announced on 26th September, on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly at New York City, will be presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering.Prime Minister Modi has been selected in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and for his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022.The annual ‘Champions of the Earth’ prize is awarded to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment.

Other side External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday asserted that honouring Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the United Nations Champions of the Earth award is a fitting recognition of his leadership towards making the planet a cleaner place.On September 26, Prime Minister Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were recognised in the Policy Leadership category of the world body’s highest environmental honour,Champions of the Earth.Addressing in the event at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here, Swaraj said: “This is a huge and proud moment for India.


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