NEW DELHI: Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that he will be launching #SelfiewithSapling campaign and urged people to plant a sapling and post the selfie on social media with the hashtag. He said that cricketer Kapil Dev and actor Jackie Shroff will join him on Wednesday at the Paryawaran Bhawan headquarters to launch the campaign. "Renowned cricketer Kapil Dev @therealkapildev & bollywood actor Jackie Shroff @bindasbhidu will join me tomorrow to plant sapling on the occasion of #WorldEnvironmentDay in New Delhi," he tweeted.
On the eve of #WorldEnvironmentDay happy to launch #SelfiewithSapling campaign. I urge all to join this campaign, plant a sapling and post the selfie at your social media with hashtag #SelfiewithSapling.@moefcc ,@UNEnvironment @MIB_India @PIB_India @UNinIndia #BeatAirPollution pic.twitter.com/csIs1xgvTj
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) June 4, 2019
Javadekar urged people to participate in the "Clean Air" program which is being organised by the central government."Through this program, we are appealing the people to plant a sapling and click selfies with that plant and then upload it on social media with the #selfiewithsapling. That would be great participation because Modi government believes that environmental protection is not only a government program but a people's program and we are ensuring people's participation not only in this program but every program we organise in future," Javadekar said.
"We appeal to people to participate in this program because ultimately this year's UN theme is "Clean Air", so we have already launched clean air mission and for that planting saplings and growing trees are very important" he added.