Modi talked about the importance of traditional sports. He expressed delight over the response to his Fit-India campaign, calling it "heartwarming" that Virat Kohli had challenged him, but added it was worrying that traditional games like 'kho-kho' and 'gulli-danda' were "fading away."
"...It'll be the loss of the spirit of childhood," he said. Schools, neighborhoods and youth congregations should take initiative to promote these.
The theme this time was 'Beat Plastic Pollution'
The theme today was 'Beat Plastic Pollution.' Modi spoke about adverse effects of plastic, urging people to shun harmful materials.
"Let us make sure that we don't use polythene, lower grade plastic as plastic pollution adversely impacts nature, wildlife and even our health," he urged.
India will host international World Environment Day celebrations on June 5.