Today (April 22) is Earth Day, is an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection. This year’s theme for Earth Day is ‘Restore Our Earth’. Currently, the earth is not in the happiest place as the novel coronavirus has taken over control. On Earth day, Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor penned a beautiful letter, apologizing to the earth for not valuing it more and for taking it for granted.
The actress says sorry to the mother earth for being callous about the gift to roam freely and to abuse ‘our home’. Janhvi also posted a beautiful picture of a herself sitting with the backdrop of a ocean and sunset. The young actress writes, “I’m sorry for every time I didn’t value what you’ve given us. I’m sorry for every second I wasted forgetting to marvel at your beauty, for thinking you’d continue to envelop us with sunsets that melt into sunrises that we’d always have access to. Sorry for being callous about the gift to roam freely on this land and travel the skies and seas to discover newer possibilities and life and love. Sorry for thinking you’d never run out of patience waiting for us to care for you the way you’ve cared for us. For ignoring the tears you shed every time you watched us abuse ourselves, each other, and you- our home.”
Janhvi also said that she will be pray to treat the earth better and to have a renewed earth, She wrote, “I hope we earn back the right to roam freely, wander with abandon. Earn back the luxury to share our thoughts, our voices, our dreams and to realise them – in a tangible realm. The luxury to breathe the same air without suspecting it of a disease that might take our life. But amid this lesson that I know you’re teaching us; that I hope we’re close to having finally learnt- I learnt to live more freely and wholly than I ever have before. And I pray we make it through this, not just for me or the people of my country, or the world, but for the chance to make it up to you.”
Lastly, she wrote, “To treat you better than we have before, to treat each other and ourselves better than we have before. To be a renewed earth. One who’s beauty and life is only growing, never threatened. #happyearthday,”