Dia Mirza has a poetic message for us this Earth Day | READ
The practice has has started in 1970 and this year the noted Bollywood actress and Miss India Pacific 2000 Dia Mirza has appealed to all of us to sustain the rich heritage of this planet through a poem. Mirza, who is known in media for her social work has traveled different places to explore the land and its people
Lucknow: Green pastures, blue water, bright sunrise and shadowy sunsets.... All this, that we cherish, has been enveloped in the Earth and to honour this planet every year, the world celebrates 'The Earth Day' on April 22.
The practice had started in 1970 and this year the noted Bollywood actress and Miss India Pacific 2000 Dia Mirza has appealed all of us, to sustain the rich heritage of this planet, through a poem.
Mirza, who is known in media for her social work has traveled different places to explore the land and its people and has a true experience of how the depletion of natural resources take place.
Here is what Dia Mirza has to say....
In next slide: Read the poem by the social worker-actor Dia Mirza...
Earth Day sounds a lot like Birthday
The man that thought of this name
Urged that Earth and Birth connote life
Nurturing and existence
A celebration of the only planet that provides.
name was Dennis Hayes
He wanted all humans to embrace
The truth that we are all connected
That this place we call home
Must be protected.
He called upon each one of us to make this a matter
That united us.
A day marked to bring people together
No matter what caste, creed or colour.
“The largest secular holiday in the world”.
And why do we need this day, you may ask?
Because our home is threatened by devastating loss
A loss, of consciousness to such a degree
That climate is changing drastically.
Our earth is being ravaged to feed endless greed.
Humans need to recognise
The autonomy of sentient rivers, oceans, forests, wildlife
And how they harmonise our lives
And bring to us health that outweighs any currency
And so we must honour, Nature’s democracy.
Consumerism at any cost
Punctures the earth's atmosphere
And chars our lungs
With poisonous fumes emanating from waste
We must now act with mindful haste.
So, what can I do you ask?
Refuse, things that you know
Are toxic, non-biodegradable
All that plastic that we use and throw
Without caring where it will go.
Remember every item we buy
Will find itself a landfill, a toxic pile
That will pollute our land, our water
Or our air
Be conscientious, be fair, be the earth warrior who cares.
Reuse, recycle, up cycle, with pride
Simplify needs, declutter life
Make responsible living a creed
To this we must pay heed.
Demand clean energy
Ask companies to be responsible
For the resources they consume and abuse
Because sustaining this planet for all life
Should be our collective duty, our urgent goal.
Just as our birthday celebrates
The blessing of life
Let this Earth Day be a reminder
That the only way we will survive
Is if this planet thrives.