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UN Chief Presents PM Modi With ‘Champions of Earth’ Award for Solar Push

PM Narendra Modi was jointly awarded with French President Emmanuel Macron for championing the International Solar Alliance.

Updated:October 3, 2018, 3:05 PM IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented the UN's Champions of the Earth Award by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday.

PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were jointly awarded the UN's highest environmental honour for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action.

Addressing an event in Rajkot on Sunday, Modi had said cleanliness was an important aspect of Mahatma Gandhi's life and the father of the nation was the most deserving candidate for the UN green award.

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