The current pandemic has shown us the harmful consequences of the loss of ecosystems. However, it is only with healthy ecosystems that we can improve people’s livelihoods, tackle climate change and stop the collapse of biodiversity. The United Nations declared June 5 World Environment Day to encourage awareness and protection of our environment. Each year, the program offers a theme and forum for businesses, NGOs, communities, governments and celebrities to advocate for various environmental causes. The theme of this World Environment Day is âRestoration of ecosystemsâ. It means preventing, stopping and reversing this damage and healing nature rather than exploiting it.
To highlight the need to protect the environment and save ecosystems, the Bhamla Foundation, an organization that tackles health, environment and cleanliness issues, in partnership with Hungama, the largest digital entertainment company in India, launched the âDharti Ka Dil Anthemâ on World Environment Day. Composed by famous singer Shaan, with lyrics by Swanand Kirkire, the hymn is part of the Bhamla Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness of the importance of restoring the ecosystem and making the transition from exploitation to healing. The song received huge support from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. It is available on Hungama Music, Hungama Play, Hungama Artist Aloud, Bollywood Hungama YouTube channel and other partner networks.
The song features vocals from Adnan Sami, B Praak, Palak Muchhal, Richa Sharma, Salim Merchant, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and Shweta Mohan, with the clip featuring some of them as well as celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu, Maniesh Paul and Swanand Kirkire and is choreographed by Shiamak Davar. Several public figures such as Ali Fazal, Arjun Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Esha Gupta, Faye D’Souza, Kunal Rawal, Luke Coutinho, Manish Malhotra, Neha Kakkar, Prasoon Joshi, Richa Chadda, Shilpa Shetty, Sonu Nigam, Sonu Sood, Sophie Choudry , Sunil Shetty, Tony Kakkar and Yo Yo Honey Singh also lent their support to the campaign. In addition, the campaign also received support from national and international leaders such as Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Mr. Aaditya Thackeray, Mr. Aslam Shaikh, Mr. Praful Patel, Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Ms. Poonam Mahajan and Mr. Erik Solheim .
âMusic has the magical ability to inform, educate and unite people. Over the years, we have relied on this powerful medium to bring people together for environmental causes. While we created the anthem last year to highlight the importance of biodiversity, we felt it was just as relevant in its new avatar this year for ecosystem restoration. We would like to thank the industry for supporting us year after year and are confident that Hungama’s global network will help carry the message to a wide audience. “Says Mr. Asif Bhamla, President of the Bhamla Foundation
âAs humans, it is essential for us to respect the environment and value whatever we get from the earth. Rash actions have severely damaged the ecosystem in many parts of the country and the world. is now our responsibility to repair the damage already done and commit to building a better future.I am delighted to be associated again with the Bhamla Foundation and Hungama and to bring attention to such an important cause as this one.said Shaan, composer and singer of music
Lyricist Swanand Kirkire said: âThe loss of ecosystems is having a devastating effect on the planet, and working to restore ecosystems has become of the utmost importance now. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with the Bhamla Foundation year after year. It is a question of privilege for me to use my words to educate and inform people. I’m sure the song will motivate listeners and inspire them to live in harmony with nature. ”
Neeraj Roy, Founder and CEO of Hungama Digital Media, said: âOur actions have already caused a lot of damage to several fragile ecosystems around the world, and we must take steps to revive them. Restoring ecosystems plays an essential role in the fight against climate change. and building a more sustainable environment. We are happy to work again with the Bhamla Foundation and to support them in their efforts to spread the message far and wide. We’re sure our users will enjoy the anthem, take its message to heart, and work to create a cleaner, greener planet. “
As human beings, it is our responsibility to be mindful of our planet. The anthem âDarti Ka Dilâ is a wake-up call for all of us to work towards building a more sustainable and greener future. On this World Environment Day, let us commit to preserving, conserving and reviving an ecosystem in the process of depletion.