PM Modi, UN Secretary-General Guterres launch 'Mission LiFE' in Gujarat Narmada

Mission LIFE is expected to be an India-led global mass movement that will nudge individual and collective action to protect and preserve the environment.

Darshan DesaiUpdated: Friday, October 21, 2022, 02:08 AM IST
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PM Modi and UN Secretary-General Guterres launch the Mission LiFE movement in Gujarat's Ekta Nagar. | Twitter/IANS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his third visit to his poll-bound home state in a month, and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday launched the Mission LiFE movement at the Statue of Unity in Kevadiya, considered India’s signature initiative for climate action.

Significantly, the launch comes ahead of the mega United Nations Climate meet in Egypt scheduled for next month.

The Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) is Prime Minister Modi’s idea that is being expected to be a global mass movement led by India, which envisages inspiring individual and collective action to protect and preserve the environment, said Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

The Ministry of External Affairs has stated that Mission LiFE is India’s signature initiative at the United Nations and other international platforms for showcasing climate action and early achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Modi and Guterres paid floral tributes at the Statue of Unity at Kevadia and the UN Secretary-General joined Prime Minister Modi at the launch of the Mission LiFE booklet, logo, and tagline.

The UN chief is on a three-day visit to India, his first after taking over as the Secretary-General.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi held a bilateral meeting with Guterres in Kevadiya. According to senior officials, the Prime Minister had quite a long interaction with the UN Secretary-General.

This follows a meeting between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Guterres who exchanged views on pressing global concerns and challenges in multilateralism.

During his visit to Gujarat, the UN chief also visited Modhera, which was recently declared the country's first 24x7 solar-powered village, and interacted with women from the village. Modhera, which is located in Gujarat's Mehsana district, has one of the oldest sun temples in the country.

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