Indian poet-diplomat Abhay Kumar. Photograph:( Twitter )
The anthem has been sung by Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and Bindu Subramaniam and was released on 22 April 2020 to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of Earth Day.
United Nations will later today screen "Earth Anthem" written by Indian Diplomat Abhay Kumar. Abhay Kumar who is currently India's Envoy to Madagascar and Comoros had penned the Earth Anthem in 2008 in St. Petersburg.
Explaining the need for a common anthem for the planet, Abhay K. said. "The global spread of Coronavirus has proved our interdependence once again, whichever country we come from, we can not remain indifferent. Similarly, environmental pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change affect all of us, it does not matter whether we live in the global north or south or east or west."
Adding, "All life is interdependent and until we understand this basic fact clearly and wholeheartedly, we will not be able to fight climate change, biodiversity loss or Novel Corona Virus pandemic."
Civil Society Unit, United Nations Department of Global Communications which is hosting a Youth-Led live event to commemorate Earth Day will release the anthem at around 6.30 pm IST in New York. The Earth Anthem will be live-streamed globally at the FB page of the UN Department of Global Communications Civil Society Youth Representatives.
The anthem has been sung by Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and Bindu Subramaniam and was released on April 22, 2020, to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of Earth Day.