As the world celebrates World Environment Day on Saturday, many Bollywood celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to wish for a better world we live in and encourage everyone to get involved in ‘generational recovery’, the theme of this year’s Environment Day.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar tweeted the importance of the day, sharing India’s conservation efforts and efforts to stop the extinction of precious animal resources: “India is home to a rich fauna and biodiversity with 70% of the global tiger, 70% of the Asiatic lions and 60% of the leopard population Significant increase in the BIG Cats population over the past 7 years reflects the government’s commitment to preserving our wildlife and the environment #WorldEnvironmentDay.
India is home to a rich fauna and biodiversity with 70% of the global tiger, 70% of the Asiatic lions and 60% of the leopard population
Significant increase in BIG Cats population over the past 7 years reflects the government’s commitment to preserving our wildlife and the environment #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/hd6c3fgu2d
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) June 5, 2021
Kareena Kapoor shared a video of her son Taimur on Instagram, writing in the caption: “Protect ❤️ Heal ❤️ Love ❤️.”
Ajay Devgn took to Instagram to share a photo of himself sitting in peace in a secluded green setting, writing: “Meditate – Some answers can be found on the ‘inner net’. Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay”
Sharing a photo amid lush nature actor Sidharth Malhotra shared John Burroughs’ quote, saying, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to put my senses in order. Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay!”
Bollywood diva and environmentalist Raveena Tandon has always been very outspoken about environmental protection and social causes. In an interview with indianexpress.com, she talked about the measures she has taken for a sustainable lifestyle.
Varun Dhawan shared a music video from Ziro village in Arunachal Pradesh, where he was shooting for his upcoming film Bhediya.
Sonali Bendre shared on Instagram a photo of herself immersed in the peace and serenity of nature. quoting Aristotle, she wrote, “In all things of nature there is something of the miraculous.” – Aristotle #WorldEnvironmentDay”
Shilpa Shetty, who usually practices yoga in open spaces, rich in greenery and tranquility, wrote a longer post highlighting that how everyone is stuck at home due to Covid-19-induced lockdowns is missing the outdoors. She wrote: “The fact that we are all indoors has helped the rest of the ecosystem find some balance over the past year. But even as we go back to the ‘old normal’, we must remember to respect Mother Nature Let’s learn collectively to take the initiative without us being told Even if you can’t plant trees yourself, you need to be involved in conversations that need voices to amplify the message Learn how each individual can help with #EcosystemRestoration and spread awareness about it. This is an ongoing battle. They say small actions multiplied by millions of people will make a difference ️🌍”
Ayushmann Khurrana said the future of humanity depends on coexisting with nature and shared how his journey to the Northeast was an eye opener for him. He wrote: “I’d like to share these photos I took while shooting for ANEK in northeastern India. This road led us to Khasi Hills, then a kilometer long trek to reach the shooting location where no 4 by 4 could try. Recently 100 million ancient fossils of sauropod dinosaurs were discovered in the same place. Our country has many such pristine destinations. Let’s keep this. It is precious!”
Fashion designer actor Masaba Gupta, who was last seen in Netflix’s Masaba Masaba, shared a stunning video, writing: “The theme for #worldenvironmentday 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ and it couldn’t be more appropriate. We’ve seen, among other things, that forests and coral reefs were being destroyed and this is a great reminder for all of us to be a little more aware. Our environment promotes our well-being so it is only fair that we give back.”
Amid the mounting problems of deforestation and global warming, Telugu film Allu Arjun launched a campaign to address the need for afforestation. The Pushpa actor shared the initiative on his social media platforms.
This #WorldEnvironmentDay, let’s pledge to plant more trees, adapt to eco-friendly habits, appreciate what nature does for us and make our planet a greener place for the next generation. This is a matter close to my heart. pic.twitter.com/lcFBFTq5Bo
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) June 5, 2021
Bollywood has always played an important role in spreading awareness about environmental issues and many actors are involved in various conversation activities and initiatives.