Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma among others come forward to spread awareness on #WorldEnvironmentDay

New Delhi: On World Environment Day, Bollywood celebs come forward to spread awareness about the growing issue of air pollution in the country, which is also the theme this year. From Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan to Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor and Dia Mirza, among others, the stars have urged their fans to do their bit for the environment and help reduce their carbon footprint, thereby making planet green, clean and healthy.

Actor Akshay Kumar sharing World Environment Day’s official anthem song which has been released by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), ahead of the 46th World Environment Day, said,

Air Pollution is a silent killer claiming millions of lives every year. On #WorldEnvironmentDay, let us all come together and pledge to do our bit to improve the quality of air. #HawaAaneDe.

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‘Air pollution affects us all & it’s an issue that has been trying to get our attention for a while,’ said Arjun Kapoor urging people to take immediate actions. He further added,

If we don’t act now, soon we’ll have no option. Today on #WorldEnvironmentDay, let’s start with educating and empowering ourselves to #BeatAirPollution!

Varun Dhawan said,

Let’s care for this planet like we care for our loved ones #motherearth

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Sharing a message on Instagram, Actor Anushka Sharma asked people to take a pledge to reverse the environmental damage, she added,

This World Environment Day let us all take the pledge to reverse the damage caused by us by ensuring our commitment towards Mother Nature, we call home. The time is NOW.

Shraddha Kapoor said, “#WorldEnvironmentDay Let’s all do our bit, to care more for our planet and its environment”

Actor and UN Environment Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, Dia Mirza did her bit on the World Environment Day by planting trees, she added,

Trees are natural air purifiers and sequesters of carbon! As we celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay with action – planting indigenous trees, we hope that more people will come together to #BeatAirPollution.

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur equated destroying nature to destroying one’s own self and said, “Lessons of Life: You are nature. You are not separate from Nature. When you admire Nature you admire yourself. When you destroy Nature you destroy yourself.”

Also Read: On World Environment Day, President Kovind, PM Modi Urge People To Make This Planet Clean And Green

How Air Pollution Is Affecting Our Health

As per the State of Global Air 2019 report, air pollution was responsible for taking 1.2 million lives in 2017. But UN expert on the environment and human rights states that air Pollution is a silent killer that is responsible for the premature death of 7 million people each year globally, including 600,000 children

Also Read: #BeatAirPollution: Stark Facts About Air Pollution Crisis You Need To Know

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 pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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