Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded the United Nations' Champions of the Earth award for the year 2018 on Wednesday which is a great achievement for India.
The United Nations recognized Modi with its highest environmental honour in the policy leadership category for his efforts to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the prestigious UN Champions of the Earth Award. UN Environment announced that PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have been awarded in the Policy Leadership category, for their efforts regarding the International Solar Alliance.
Cochin International Airport was also awarded for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy. The airport at Cochin is world's first fully solar-powered airport.
Founded thirteen years ago, the annual Champions of the Earth prize is awarded to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment, and Modi Ji has made us enough proud with his deeds.
Till now 6 of the most outstanding environmental changemakers have been recognised with the Champions of the Earth Award, the UN's highest environmental honour.
"This year's laureates are recognized for a combination of bold, innovative, and tireless efforts to tackle some of the most urgent environmental issues of our times," the UN Environment Programme said.
Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and, since 2014, the current Prime Minister of India. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. He was born on 17 September 1950 (age 68 years), Vadnagar and was married to Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi (m. 1968). Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha, the first time a single party had achieved this since 1984.
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