‘Mission LiFE’ highlights environment consciousness

The two-day exhibition was inaugurated on August 16 and is being attended by diplomats, UN officials, and delegates from various countries.

Mehak Luthra

India recently hosted a special exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York, highlighting 'Mission LiFE' (Lifestyle for Environment), an initiative jointly launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Chief Antonio Guterres. The initiative's objective is to promote sustainable living practices and encourage environmentally conscious lifestyles.

The two-day exhibition was attended by diplomats, UN officials, and delegates from various countries. Speaking at the exhibition, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said, “We begin an inspiring journey together – the voyage of Mission LIFE!”. She noted that Prime Minister Modi launched the initiative in partnership with UN Secretary-General Guterres in October 2022 aimed at “uniting our efforts for a greener, more sustainable future.”

“Mission LIFE is not just a government programme, it is also a collective commitment that begins with every individual. It is about recognising the power of small changes in our daily lives that collectively create a monumental impact on our environment. By adopting eco-friendly practices, we are not just altering our routines, we are shaping a new destiny for our planet,” she maintained.

Kamboj emphasized that the era of mindless consumption is behind us, and 'Mission LIFE' promotes the principle of mindful utilization, where every resource matters and every action is a deliberate move towards sustainability. According to her, it is a call to action to replace wasteful habits with prudent choices, that ensure the vitality of the ecosystem for generations to come.

The Indian envoy called upon UN envoys and the international community to join the movement and become catalysts for change, reshaping the narrative of the planet's future. “Let's build a legacy of responsible stewardship that our children will be proud to inherit. Together, let's make Mission LIFE the beacon of hope for a sustainable tomorrow,” she said.


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