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As the world is celebrating Earth Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a message on social media, reiterating the commitment to work towards the well-being of 'Mother Earth'.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi posted a message on the occasion of Earth Day, saying "we bow in reverence to Mother Earth". He further wrote that "for years, this great planet has been home to phenomenal diversity", urging to reiterate the focus on sustainable development and mitigating climate change.
Here's his message:
World Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22, to honour the environmental movement that started in the year 1970. On this day, the modern environmental movement was born in 1970. The idea of Earth Day was propounded by a US senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson.
Meanwhile, Google has also marked the occasion of Earth Day with a doodle on its Search page, showing a series of animations that introduce you to different birds and animals that are unique and special. The Google Doodle has been created by Doodler Kevin Laughlin.
In a slideshow, Google has explored a total of six organisms along with their “earthly superlative” - their unique quality. The six unique creatures showcased in the Google Doodle are:
Wandering Albatross: The widest wingspan of any living species
Coastal Redwood: The tallest tree in the world
Paedophryne Amauensis: Holds the world record for the smallest frog, and the smallest vertebrate
Amazon Water Lily: Among the world’s largest aquatic plants
Coelacanth: At 407-million-years old, it’s one of the world’s oldest living species
Deep Cave Springtail: Among the deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures