On Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be honoured with the United Nations ‘Champions of Earth’ award, as it fits his recognition of leadership towards making the planet a cleaner place to live.

On September 26th, PM Modi and French President Macron were recognized as the Policy Leadership category of the world’s highest environmental honour, Champions of the Earth.

In the event ‘Champions of the Earth’, held at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in Delhi, Swaraj said that this is a proud and huge moment for India. Prime Minister Modi got this award for his tireless work contribution in building a cleaner environment.

Sushma Swaraj praising PM Modi for his vision of clean environment recalled a moment and said, when countries tried to back out from Paris Agreement, Modi was firm that the pact has to stay to safeguard 5,000 years of Indian tradition and the world must come together.

As a higher authority of being a Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always taken steps to protect the environment. Modi and French President Macron founded the International Solar Alliance and took the organization to great heights. Our Prime Minister has always believed that we must conserve the environment to move to a path of development, stressed Sushma Swaraj.

Sushma further added, Modi is committed to fulfill targets of clean and better environment before the deadlines. Swaraj signifies Earth in India is not just a planet but is also referred to as ‘Mother Earth’. When the construction of a building begins, we refer it as a groundbreaking ceremony. But in India, we call it ‘Bhumi Pujan’.

The praises for Modi continues as he has actively outreached in encouraging the use of renewable energy in the country. In the next few years, India will achieve 175 GW of clean energy capacity. She now stresses on solar energy, it was way expensive and reluctant to use earlier. But today, the scenario has changed. Solar energy prices have come down from Rs 17.19 to Rs 2.44, which is affordable for all.