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Earth Day Network announces commemoration of World Rain Day

By: LMB Staff

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Throughout human history, people and cultures all over the world have celebrated rain and it’s life-giving power. World Rain Day will be observed on July 29, 2020.

The announcement was made by the Earth Day Network. The commemoration of this day is to focus on the global theme, ‘Restore Our Earth.’

To celebrate the day, Earth Day Network India will be broadcasting a digital presentation on its Facebook page at 2:30 pm (GMT).

The international event brings together 30 Artists for the Earth from 20 countries and 6 continents to focus on the concept of ‘Rain.’ 

It will have the virtues of rain with messages from senior scientists and Earth Day Network Ambassadors that include Thai actor Alex Rendell, violin virtuoso Dr. L Subramaniam, and environmentalist Sonam Wangchuk.

Further, the digital presentation will have classical, spiritual, folk and pop music. Recitations, narrations of historical memory, works by cartoonists and dancers will also be featured.

Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network said, “We believe that humans must restore the world’s ecosystems and forests, restore wildlife populations and rid the world’s oceans of plastics. Rain is a precious resource. Our Rain Day presentation aims to remind people that each must do their bit to stymie climate change as this alters rainfall patterns leading to greater drought in already arid zones and the opposite – inundations – in others.”

Few of the performances at the digital event will include:

  1. Japanese artist Akinori Oishi will share his iconic characters ‘Parka’ and ‘Bao’ 
  2. Malaysian actress Melissa Tan will narrate rain stories
  3. Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej will have a special song for the kids.
  4. Tritha Electric, an international group of musicians, will make a musical pledge to ‘Restore Our Earth’ before Earth Goddess Pachamama 
  5. The broadcast also involves Indian singers Malini Awasthi, Jasbir Jassi, Surojit Chatterjee, Joy Shankar, and Sourendro and Soumyojit. 

Earth Day Network’s Regional Director of Asia Karuna Singh said, “Art is a powerful means of communication. We hope that Earth Day Network’s Rain Day commemoration informs viewers about the need to help reduce global warming by lowering their carbon footprints. This will enable us to continue rejoicing in the glorious rain which is so essential to recharge aqua systems, replenish our soil, help the growth of vegetation, and sustain agriculture.”

LMB Staff

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