New Delhi: “I believe that as a society and as citizens of this country, we all have a responsibility towards our nation and creating an atmosphere of cleanliness and beauty for everyone,” said Actor and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza at an event #MeForMyCity, organised in the national capital on a Saturday with an aim to make the city’s wall clean and beautiful by highlighting them with graffiti art.
The first graffiti wall was unveiled on Barakhamba Road in the heart of the city in the presence of Dia Mirza and other dignitaries of the Delhi government. The unveiling of the wall also saw an on-ground carnival with food, music, street plays, flash mob and other entertainment activities, all with the message – #SwachhDelhi.
I am very thrilled to be here as part of a campaign that believes in clean and beautiful cities, added the actor.
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— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 16, 2018
This is not the first time the actor has raised her voice for a better environment. A few days ago, on the occasion of 45th World Environment Day, for which India was chosen as the global host, Dia Mirza campaigned extensively for #BeatPlasticPollution – in which she asked everyone to ditch single-use plastic items from their life. The actor also succeeded in convincing her friends in the film fraternity – Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, to name a few to give up on the use of plastic bottles.
Recently, talking to NDTV, the actor appealed everyone to make India clean by ditching the use of unnecessary plastics items, she said,
Unnecessary use of plastic items today is killing us – it is killing our seas, it has entered our food chain, our air, our soil, our water, and it is making us very-very sick. By simply saying no to a plastic stirrer, plastic straws, cups, mugs, plates, those horrible Styrofoam plates, we all can do our bit. And this is not to undermine those industries, we are not saying that people who are working hard in those industries should lose their jobs. This is to say that we as citizens of the world have to do better. Those industries will have to make better choices, let’s together expand the reach of sustainability.
Watch Her Full Message Here