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PM Modi wins UN's 'Champions Of The Earth' award

9/27/2018 10:22:03 AMVisitors: 619

<p><strong>Prime Minister Narendra Modi</strong> and <strong>French President Macron</strong> have won United Nations&rsquo; highest environmental honour, &lsquo;<strong>Champions of the Earth</strong>&rsquo; award. They are recognised in the policy leadership category.</p> <p>On the sidelines of the <strong>73rd UN General Assembly,</strong> the awards will be presented during the Champions of the Earth Gala in New York City. The gala will bring together a cross-section of world leaders and influencers to celebrate momentum for change in defence of planet Earth.</p> <p><strong>Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)</strong> president Amit Shah congratulated PM Modi and said it is a matter of great pride.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a matter of great pride for every Indian that <strong>PM @narendramodi</strong> has been awarded the UN Champions of the Earth Award in the Policy Leadership category. This is the UN&rsquo;s highest recognition for people whose actions have had a transformative impact on the environment,&rdquo; Shah tweeted.</p> <p>&ldquo;This honour has been bestowed on <strong>PM @narendramodi</strong> for his pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action and unprecedented pledge to eliminate single-use plastic in India by 2022,&rdquo; he further said.</p> <p>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. Since being founded thirteen years ago, the awards have recognized 84 laureates &ndash; ranging from leaders of nations to grassroots activists &ndash; in the categories of policy, science, business and civil society.</p>

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