Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday showed his green side as he celebrated World Environment Day by planting a sapling at his official 7, Race Course Road residence.
Modi placed a traditional earthen-pot along with the sapling, which is a traditional way of conserving water, and ensuring that the sapling has regular water supply, a PMO statement said.
The prime minister later took to twitter to share the information.
"Planted a Kadam Tree at 7RCR on #WorldEnvironmentDay," he tweeted.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said people should take pride in the number of trees planted by them, just the same way they take pride in worldly possessions.
He said that living in harmony with nature is the only way to avoid a catastrophic situation on Mother Earth.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar was also present at the occasion.
June 5 is celebrated across the globe as World Environment Day.
Photograph: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter