India is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of the World Environment Day event.
In an effort to protect the environment for years to come and for future generation, the UN theme for this year's World Environment Day is 'beat plastic pollution'.
Environment ministers, UN representatives, and members from various industry bodies will be among the various dignitaries attending the event, a ministry statement said.
Modi, in his last edition of Mann Ki Baat' radio programme, had stated that India being named the official host of the World Environment Day celebrations was a recognition of the country's growing leadership in tackling climate change issues. He also urged the people to shun use of plastics.
Modi will also visit the exhibition organised on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns.