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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

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 22 April 2017 5:52 AM GMT

Dia Mirza has a poetic message for us this Earth Day | READ
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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

Question excess,

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.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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