New Delhi: As part of a tree plantation campaign by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted saplings in Parliament on Friday.
“The Prime Minister has spread out a message of ‘Green India’ and I believe that we will make every village and city in the country green. If we want to keep the environment healthy, we have to make this country green. Earlier we had ‘Swachchta Abhiyan’ and now we will start ‘Green India’ to purify the environment,” Birla told the news agency ANI.
The speaker also desires to make the country an example of healthy living and rich-green environment.
“Whenever people think of a green environment, India should be the country which comes in their minds,” he said.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar were also present for the plantation drive.