Want people to recognize connection between man, nature: Dia Mirza

Aug 13, 2018
New Delhi: Actress and the brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India Dia Mirza, who has been associated with conservation of elephants and is part of the ongoing Gaj Mahotsav, says the only way one can bring about change in the society against animal abuse is by helping people recognize the deep connection between man and nature.

“What I hope to be able to do through advocacy is help people recognise the deep connection between man and nature,” Dia told IANS over an e-mail when asked about how she wants to bring change in the mindset of people against animal cruelty.

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is organizing a four-day long celebration of the majestic Asian elephant at the Gaj Mahotsav in association with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

Partnered by the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW) and United Nations Environment (UNE), the festival will go on till Wednesday at Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, New Delhi.

Gaj Mahotsav celebrates the grandeur of our national treasure, the Asian Elephant, and encompasses its salient role in ecology, as an integral part of our religion, mythology and literature.

As a brand ambassador of WTI, Dia says that their efforts through the Gaj Yatra are to convey this message in a manner that inspires love and respect for our elephants.

“I am a believer that what one learns to love, one protects,” she said.

Talking about the wildlife anthem “Mere Desh Ki Zameen” that she launched at the event, the actress said: “We launched India’s First Wild Anthem at the Gaj Mahotsav on World Elephant Day with the intention to inspire love and awe for the incredible natural heritage India has.”

“The anthem is for our children and we hope that it reaches every citizen,” she added.

The track is produced by WTI along with Dia and her husband Sahil Sangha’s production company Born Free Entertainment. It is sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Benny Dayal and Vishal Dadlani with CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi penning the lyrics.

Clinton Cerejo has composed the tune.

“As producers, I and my husband Sahil Sangha feel proud that we could make this happen for WildLife Trust of India who have spent the last 20 years in service of nature,” she said.(IANS)

Meta threatens to block news on FB, Instagram if California bill passes

San Francisco: Meta has threatened to pull news from Facebook and Instagram if California's Journalism Preservation Act passes through. Once the bill is cleared, big tech companies will need to...

Mike Pence to announce 2024 bid next week

Washington: Former US Vice President Mike Pence will announce his bid for the 2024 US presidential election next week -- the latest to join an increasingly crowded field for the...

Face-off between 2 BJP MLAs in Bihar’s Darbhanga, one files FIR against other’s son

Patna: All is not well in the BJP in Bihar as one of its MLAs has lodged an FIR against the son of another legislator from the party, an official...

Odisha: Man injects pesticide into infant daughter suspecting wife’s illicit affair

Bhubaneswar: In a horrific incident, a man allegedly attempted to kill his infant daughter by administering a poison injection, suspecting his wife of having an extramarital affair and the child...

Pakistan slams IMF’s ‘intervention’ in internal matters

Islamabad: Pakistan State Minister for Finance and Revenue Aisha Ghaus Pasha on Wednesday slammed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for "intervening" in Pakistan's internal matters, local media reported. "Pakistan's conduct...

Indian fugitive Bhadresh Kumar Patel on FBI’s Most Wanted List

Ahmedabad: Considered as one of the biggest ever simultaneous chases in the US and India, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been hunting for Indian fugitive Bhadresh Kumar Patel...

Mamata joins protest rally in Kolkata on wrestlers’ issue

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday joined a rally to protest against the recent manhandling of the wrestlers by Delhi Police. On Tuesday only, she had advised...

2018 US synagogue gunman driven by ‘malice, hate’: Court

Washington: The gunman who carried out the 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh -- the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history -- was driven by "malice and hate",...

Modi can even confuse God, says Rahul in US

San Francisco: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying "if you sat him next to God, he would start explaining how the universe...

Kejriwal to meet Stalin, Soren for support against Centre’s ordinance

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that he would be meeting his Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand counterparts to seek their support against the Centre's ordinance on...

Rajasthan HC takes suo motu cognizance of rising suicides in coaching institutes Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court has asked Attorney General (AG), Nyaya Mitra and National Commission for Protection of...

Deepender Hooda appeals to wrestlers not to throw medals into Ganga

Chandigarh: Congress leader Deepender Hooda on Tuesday appealed to protesting wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia not to go ahead with their decision to throw away their medals...

Read Previous

Pakistan’s new National Assembly begins its session

Read Next

Turkey’s currency crisis gets worse with fresh 11% plunge

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com