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Earth Day 2021: Celebs, Ministers and Cricketers Urge Their Followers To ‘Restore Our Earth’

Several Ministers, Bollywood celebrities and Cricketers stepped forward to raise awareness about the importance of saving and restoring earth

Earth Day 2021: Celebs, Ministers and Crickets Urge Their Followers To ‘Restore Our Earth’
Highlights
  • There is no Planet B! Taking care of this one is upto us!: Dr Vardhan
  • We can and must restore our Earth’s health: Dia Mirza
  • Earth day every day: Actor Neha Dhupia

New Delhi: April 22 is observed as World Earth Day, with an aim to promote environmental protection. The day was first observed on April 22, 1970, and each year, it is celebrated with different themes. The theme for the day this year is ‘Restore our Earth’. This year, several Ministers, Bollywood celebrities and Cricketers stepped forward to raise awareness about the importance of saving and restoring earth.

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Dia Mirza is well known for her passion for environment. Her relentless efforts to raise awareness about environmental conservation were noted by UN when they appointed her as the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador on Climate Change. Moreover, Ms Mirza is also United Nations Secretary-General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals.

On the occasion of Earth Day, Ms Mirza took to Twitter to say that human suffering can and will be reduced only and only if we come together for climate action.

The #Covid19 pandemic has given us heartbreaking evidence of the consequences of our broken relationship with nature. Human suffering can and will be reduced only and only if we come together for #ClimateAction. We can and must restore our Earth’s health #ActNow #EarthDay2021

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, asserted that there is no Planet B, he tweeted,

There is no Planet B! Taking care of this one is upto us! This #pandemic is another reminder of the urgency to move on a cleaner, greener path to #RestoreOurEarth & sustain all life on it.

Also Read: Earth Day 2021: How Can We Restore Our Earth?

Actor Neha Dhupia urged her followers to stay home owing to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the nation.

Earth day every day … #stayhomestaysafe #worldearthday #ourplanetourhome

Cricketer KL Rahul also tweeted about preserving the Earth, he said,

For a long time we have been taking our planet for granted. Let’s be considerate, appreciative and work towards preserving our environment. Each one of us has a responsibility to help save the earth, and it’s time we carry out that responsibility. #EarthDay

Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Union Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers, also tweeted to raise awareness about Earth Day.

Earth is our Mother and we are her children. Expressing our deepest gratitude to Mother Earth, Let’s pledge to fulfill our responsibilities and ‘Restore Our Earth’ for our future generations.

Also Read: Earth Day 2021: There Is No Planet B, It’s Time We Take Actions To Restore Our Earth, Five Things You Need To Know

Actor Karisma Kapoor shared posts on her story where she wished Earth to ‘get well soon.’

Get Well Soon: read Actor Karisma Kapoor’s post

Actor Kangana Ranaut also posted on her story, a picture of her planting a sampling with a caption, ‘what did we give back to her?’

Whether we eat, wear or build, everything, we borrow from her. Your phone, computer, makeup, everything she generously lets you dig out of her. We also need to ask ourselves, what did we give back to her? She hates plastic/chemical fertilisers and loves plant and animal kingdom.

She hates plastic/chemical fertilisers and loves plant and animal kingdom: Kangana Ranaut

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

23,96,06,768Cases
20,13,42,617Active
3,33,82,100Recovered
48,82,051Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,96,06,768 and 48,82,051 have died; 20,13,42,617 are active cases and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

3,40,37,592 16,862Cases
2,03,6782,908Active
3,33,82,100 19,391Recovered
4,51,814 379Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,37,592 confirmed cases including 4,51,814 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,03,678 and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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