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After US withdrawal from Paris climate deal, Modi says world is looking towards India

US President Donald Trump had announced the withdrawal from the Paris climate deal which had been signed by 190 countries.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2017 10:52 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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PM Modi delivers a joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris.(AP File Photo)

On the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for efforts to save the nature for the future generations as he said that the world is looking towards India.

He said climate change is a big issue and the youth of the country need to be aware about the issue.

“Today is the World Environment Day and our music, our art, tell us to conserve the environment,” Modi said while addressing the 5th International Convention of SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture) in New Delhi.

Three days back, US President Donald Trump had announced the withdrawal from the Paris climate deal which had been signed by 190 countries, arguing that it was favouring India and China.

“We have to save our environment for our future generations,” the Prime Minister said.

He said India has taken many steps in the last three years to conserve the environment and the entire world is discussing about these initiatives.

“Today, the world is looking towards India and therefore it is very important to make our youth vigilant about environment and conserving our heritage,” Modi said.

He also suggested the SPIC MACAY to spread the message of environment conservation through its programmes.

Earlier in the morning, Modi tweeted, “World Environment Day is the right time to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet.”

He said this year’s theme of ‘connecting people to nature’ was nothing but a way “getting connected with ourselves”.

“I salute the will & determination of all those individuals & organisations working towards protecting the environment,” he added.

First Published: Jun 05, 2017 21:35 IST