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World Earth Day: Rijiju Urges People To Protect Earth & Its 'pristine Natural Beauty'

Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju urged people to "protect beautiful mother earth" and preserve its "pristine natural beauty"

Earth Day

On the occasion of the 50th Earth Day, Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday urged people to "protect our beautiful mother earth" and preserve its "pristine natural beauty". Taking to the microblogging site, Rijiju posted a video to share an aerial view of forests in Arunachal Pradesh.

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PM Modi on Earth Day

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to work towards a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous planet on World Earth Day. Prime Minister Modi also gave a shout-out to all those working at the forefront to defeat COVID-19.

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International Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22, the purpose behind celebrating Earth Day is to rally support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 as a response to the oil spill off the coast of California. Millions of Americans had paraded in the streets to support environmental protection reforms following the spill. 

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