World Earth Day: Stars spread the Green Messageby Yash Saboo April 23 2018, 5:22 pm Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 36 secs
With the continuing rise in global warming and sudden climate changes, it’s (beyond) about time that we take care of our planet. This Earth Day, several Bollywood celebrities have come forward to use their voice for the good. And what's better than Twitter to express support for our planet Earth.
Dia Mirza, the UN Environment Programme's Goodwill Ambassador for India, urged her fans and followers on Twitter to say ‘NO’ to plastic. The actress took to her account and tweeted, "Celebrate #EarthDay with pledging to #BeatPlasticPollution! Say No to #SingleUsePlastics #BeatPollution #EarthDay2018 #EndPlasticPollution #CleanSeas"
Actress Anushka Sharma tweeted, "It's so disheartening and terrible to see our plastic addiction destroy wildlife and mother nature. This #EarthDay it's time to wake up, start acting and put an end to it now! #EndPlasticPollution".
Actor Randeep Hooda took on a lighter note and posted a meme reflecting a powerful message packed with humour, "Now that one’s got your attention #LetsNotLoseOurSenseOfHumour #SayNoToPlastic #EarthDay". Hooda surely knows his audience.
The living legend, Madhuri Dixit wrote: "This #EarthDay let's work together to make this planet a better place for our future generations. Save water Plant more trees Say NO to plastic bags". Now, who can say no to the gorgeous Madhuri Dixit?
While celebrities focused on talking about taking steps towards creating a better tomorrow, actress Juhi Chawla shared a "heartbreaking sight" from the present.
"Just travelled to Delhi and Ahmedabad... the streets are a mess. It is plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere ... and cows foraging for food nearby. Wake up! Do your little... little drops of water make the mighty ocean," she tweeted.
Bollywood celebrities were not the only ones to spread the green messages. Our beloved Indian cricketers spoke out in support too.
Anil Kumble wrote, "Take ownership, take it as your own because this home belongs to each of us. This Earth is ours to safeguard, ours to protect. #EarthDay".
VVS Laxman also sent out a message on Earth Day and tweeted, "The earth is what we all have in common. Day's like #EarthDay are a gentle reminder to strengthen our resolve to make our mother earth a better place to live in. Let's all contribute in the best possible way".
Yuvraj Singh wrote, "A Healthy Earth means healthy all of us, according to @WHO #climatechange is expected to cause additional 250,000 death per year in near future. On #EarthDay let's pledge to protect our planet and make it more green and healthy and say no to plastic". Well out Yuvi! Together "You-we" can!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared his views on this occasion. He tweeted, 'On #EarthDay, let us reaffirm our commitment towards creating a better planet for our future generations. Let us work together to mitigate the menace of climate change. This would be a great tribute to our beloved Mother Earth'. He also appreciated the efforts of people who are wokring towards making the world a better place by sharing, 'I compliment all those individuals and organisations who are working towards promoting harmony with nature and ensuring sustainable development.
Source : reuters india