WION Web Team New Delhi
Sep 10, 2019, 01.02 PM
Dia Mirza has been a dedicated change agent and voice for the environment in India and internationally for many years now. Her love for nature has motivated her to eliminate single-use plastic from her life completely and she has consistently used her influence to urge others to follow suit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent announcement to make India single-use plastic-free is a historic move for the country and for the actress a huge push to a campaign she has appropriated for years now.
The actress believes that this announcement will inspire number of people to live an ecologically-balanced life and to eliminate single-use plastic.
Modi’s speech this year highlighted that he aims to start a new revolution against single-use plastic from October 2 and celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday in a unique way.
Dia Mirza who is not only an actor-producer but also associated with the UN as its Environment Goodwill Ambassador & UN Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals, she said, "Prime Minister Modi's speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August is a clarion call for action and a tremendous follow up on his historic commitment to make India single-use plastics free by 2022. As a passionate advocate of the Beat Plastic Pollution campaign, I am excited and encouraged by the Prime Minister's call for a revolution against single-use plastics. I believe his personal commitment will give a much-needed fillip to the movement." "
In another news, as a channel for such conversations, recently she gifted her entire crew on the sets of ‘Kaafir’ -- metal bottles to avoid plastic on set.
The actress believes that this announcement will inspire more number of people to live an ecologically-balanced life and to eliminate single-use plastic.