World Earth day being observed today

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Today is World Earth Day World Earth day. It is observed on April 22 every year to support environmental protection. The day also marks the anniversary of the Modern Environmental Movement, started in 1970. The theme for this year's 'World Earth Day' has been titled as 'Protect our species' which aims to draw attention to the rapid extinction of species across the world.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India's commitment to work towards the well-being of the planet earth, focus on sustainable development and mitigating climate change. Mr Modi said he along with people bow in reverence to the Mother Earth. He said, for years, this great planet has been home to phenomenal diversity. (AIR NEWS)