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Earth anthem penned by Indian poet-diplomat premiered in Europe

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In a proud moment for the nation, an penned by Indian was recently performed at Amsterdam Business Gala Awards.

The was performed by a well-known and the musicians of the Amsterdam Van Conservatorium at the awards on June 7.

Addressing the gathering through a video message, said: "Wherever we are from, we have our planet in common and we can come together to sing an "

Malfatti described her experience of singing the Anthem "exciting and full of joy."

His inspiration to write the anthem came after he saw 'Blue Marble,' an image of our planet taken from the space, eleven years ago in

The music was released in 2013 in on the occasion of the Environment Day at a function organised by the (ICCR).

The has, by far, been translated into more than 30 languages and has been put to music by Dr L Subramaniam and sung by It was also performed by the in February 2018.

UNESCO had also appreciated the initiative calling it "an inspiring idea that can help to bring the together."

It has also won the support of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Award-winning Shyam Benegal, and organisations such as Habitat for Humanity and (IUCN).

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 20:48 IST