PATNA: The Earth Anthem written by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay Ok was translated into many new languages, resembling Sanskrit, Gujarati, Magahi, Maithili, Marathi, Mising, Kokborok, Rajasthani and Armenian on the event of the 51st Earth Day on Thursday.
Over 100 eminent poets, musicians, actors, singers, artists, professors and other people from numerous walks of life participated in studying and recording Earth Anthem in numerous languages to rejoice magnificence and variety of life on the Earth and specific their concern towards local weather change, biodiversity loss and environmental air pollution. The recordings of their readings can be found on Kavishala, a world poetry platform.
Individuals included Ramon Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh, who’s often known as the Waterman of India, actor Manisha Koirala, British poet Ruth Padel who championed the reason for environmental safety, Vivek Menon (wildlife conservationist), Shaheen Nilofer (UNICEF nation consultant to Eritrea), Shumona Iqbal (excessive commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei), Charlotte Hill O’ Neal (Tanzanian poet), Brazilian artist Maria Helena Andrés, group of ladies from Ecofeminist motion in Cabo Verde led by Monica Rodrigues, Chinese language-American actor Robert Lin, Prabhajot Parmar from Fraser Valley College, Canada and Japanese singer Miho Namatame.
Abhay had first written Earth Anthem whereas he was posted in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2008. Since then, it has been translated into over 70 world languages and is learn and carried out throughout the globe on the Earth Day and World Setting Day.