Preserve, conserve India’s biodiversity, says PM Modi in Mann ki Baat

In Sunday's edition, Modi emphasised on the biodiversity of India as a "unique treasure" for the entire humankind and urged people to preserve and conserve it.

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He also talked about the importance of fitness saying a nation that is fit, will always be a nation that is hit. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (February 23) addressed the nation through his 62nd edition of the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

In Sunday’s edition, Modi emphasised on the biodiversity of India as a “unique treasure” for the entire humankind and urged people to preserve and conserve it.

The prime minister referred to Tamil poetess Avvaiyar to drive home his point. “What we know is just a handful of sand. What we do not know is like a universe in itself,” he said quoting her. Similar is the case with the biodiversity of this country, Modi pointed out.

“The more you know, the more you realise the magnitude of what you do not know. Our biodiversity too is a unique treasure for the entire humankind. We have to preserve it, conserve it and explore further,” he said.

He also talked about the importance of fitness saying a nation that is fit, will always be a nation that is hit. “I make a special appeal to all of you to visit the place of your choice, pick up the activity of your interest and ensure integrating of your life with adventure,” he said.

Citing his recent visit to Delhi’s Hunar Haat, Modi also spoke about the diversity of the country which was showcased there. The Hunar Haat has provided employment to around three lakh artisans.

“All over India, fairs and exhibitions such as Hunar Haat are organised from time to time. Whenever there’s an opportunity to visit these places one should always attend to experience the diversity of India,” said PM.

Modi also shared his experience of meeting various divyang (specially-abled) people at the event. He talked about a divyang woman and how her life changed after connecting with Hunar Haat.

(With inputs from agencies)

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