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 ‘Champions of the Earth’ event at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here, Swaraj said: “This is a huge and proud moment for India. Prime Minister Modi got this award for his leadership and his tireless contributions in building a clean environment. Prime Minister Modi getting the UN Champions of the Earth award is a fitting recognition of his leadership towards making our world a cleaner place.”
Hailing the Prime Minister for his vision of a clean environment, the External Affairs Minister recalled that when countries tried to back out from the Paris Agreement, Prime Minister Modi was firm that the pact has to stay to safeguard 5,000 years of Indian tradition and the world must come together.