New Delhi: “There is no other planet like Mother Earth,” tweeted the Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, as he urged his followers to do their bit for the environment, to observe World Earth Day 2019. World Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22, to mark the anniversary of the modern environmental movement which originated in 1970. This year’s theme to celebrate the Earth Day is “Protect Our Species” with the aim to raise awareness about the growing list of endangered species in the world.
Actor Arjun Kapoor tweeted:
There is no other planet like Mother Earth. Protect it. Love it. Do your bit. #EarthDay
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 22, 2019
Other celebrities too requested people to be mindful about the environment by doing their bit and spoke about the importance of the day to generate awareness, Dia Mirza said,
Just as our Birthday celebrates the blessing of life, let this Earth Day be a reminder, that the ONLY way we will survive is when we allow our Planet to THRIVE! Protect wildlife, forests, reduce consumption and say NO to single-use plastics.
Happy #EarthDay! Just as our Birthday celebrates the blessing of life, let this Earth Day be a reminder, that the ONLY way we will survive
is when we allow our Planet to THRIVE! Protect wildlife, forests, reduce consumption and say NO to single use plastics. @healinghimalaya ???????????? pic.twitter.com/88gZCIN5Pn
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) April 22, 2019
Meanwhile, among other celebrities, Anushka Sharma requested people ‘to let our mother Earth flourish.’
This #EarthDay , it is important for us all to remember that the Earth belongs as much to all the other species as much as it does to us human beings. Let coexistence be our motto. Let them thrive. Let them live. Let our Mother Earth flourish.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 22, 2019
Actress Sonakshi Sinha took to Instagram to say,
Taking care of our little blue planet should be on our minds not just today, but everyday… after all its the only one we have!
Richa Chadha shared her personal experience to mark Earth Day.
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Today is World Earth Day! Last year I decided to start growing at least some of the food I ate… in case some of you’re wondering how to maintain plants in an apartment, it’s totally doable. Get soil, learn basics of gardening (like you’ll see me snipping away at dead and dry branches on the ???? plant), you can now order organic manure online, don’t put chemicals in your plants… An election is around the corner, we in India, seem to have very poor leadership and fewer options to choose from too. This isn’t about politics, it’s about each of us doing our best! I am so inspired by the lawyer Afroz Shah because he started the movement to clean the beach… let the change begin at our homes and in our hearts… let’s be kind to this generous, loving Mother Earth ???? who only provides … love all species! Happy Earth day to all !
“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children,” said Juhi Chawla on her Instagram.
Actor Sidharth Malhotra also posted on his Instagram,
It’s scary that all this natural beauty might not even exist for our future generations if we don’t learn how to respect it and preserve it. Let’s pledge to do our bit, doesn’t matter how big or small on this #EarthDay
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Suited Up ! Post my dive in the lap of mother Earth! ???????????? It's scary that all this natural beauty might not even exist for our future generations if we don't learn how to respect it and preserve it. Let's pledge to do our bit, doesn't matter how big or small on this #EarthDay ???????? #maldivesislands
“Live on it well. Serve it well. Cherish and Respect it,” pleaded the Musician Daler Mehandi.
ਪਵਣ ਪਾਣੀ ਅਗਨੀ ਪਾਤਾਲ
ਤਿਸੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਥਾਿਪ ਰਖੀ ਧਰਮਸਾਲ
Wind water fire and the nether regions. In the midst of these HE established the EARTH as a home for Dharam.
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
— Daler Mehndi (@dalermehndi) April 22, 2019
“The problems our planet is facing are fatal and real,” said Singer-Songwriter Ananya Birla.
Let’s take care of our earth. It’s our home. It’s where we all live. The problems our planet is facing are fatal and real. #EarthDay
— Ananya Birla (@ananya_birla) April 22, 2019
Whereas Actor Purab Kohli urged everyone to work together “to gift our children a cooler planet”
I believe that innovation and breakthrough technologies can help us transition to a low carbon future. We must work together to gift our children #ACoolerPlanet. Join me on this #EarthDay and support the Global @CoolingPrize: https://t.co/zt297lR0m6 pic.twitter.com/D7iX1aPLwj
— Purab Kohli (@Purab_Kohli) April 22, 2019
Actress Mallika Sherawat encouraged everyone to plant a tree with her tweet.
— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) April 22, 2019
On the other hand, Isha Koppikar pleaded everyone to pledge to protect and nurture the Earth.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. This #EarthDay let’s pledge to protect and nurture it. #IshaKoppikar #nature #earth #environment pic.twitter.com/nAjslFOo5W
— Chowkidar Isha Koppikar (@ishakonnects) April 22, 2019
Padma Shri Award-winning international sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik also contributed to raising awareness for the Earth Day with his latest sand art. Mr. Pattnaik tweeted: “Let’s act before it’s too late” with a picture of his sand art which on one side depicts the Earth in a draught with ‘Global Warming’ written on it. Whereas, the other side of the sand art showcases the importance of tree plantation for healthier earth with “act fast before it’s too late,” written on it.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 22, 2019
About World Earth Day 2019 Theme: Protect Our Species
Stressing on the famous author and marine biologist Rachel Carson’s quote – “In nature, nothing exists alone,” the Earth Day Network is stressing on the fact that each living being plays a unique role in the ‘complex web of life’. The organisation calls each person on the planet to work together to protect endangered and threatened species that include bees, coral reefs, elephants, giraffes, insects and whales among others.
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollution, clean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.