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Hollywood Director Jeffrey D. Brown calls Indian poet-diplomat's Earth Anthem a Joyous Celebration

ANI  |  Kathmandu 

Academy Award winner Hollywood Director Jeffrey D. Brown has called Indian poet's Earth Anthem a Joyous Celebration of our common humanity.

In a growing support for the call of an official anthem for our beautiful planet, the Hollywood Director added his voice stating- "I just listened to Abhay K's lovely Earth Anthem - what a joyous celebration of our common humanity. The blue pearl is something many yoga traditions have us meditate to find- wonderful to realize this is also our beloved planet Earth."

He is best known for the directing, producing and writing the short film Molly's Pilgrim for which he won an Academy Award in 1986.

He has directed the narrative feature film Sold (2014) based on Patricia McCormick's novel Sold.

Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. wrote the Earth Anthem as a poem in 2008 in St. Petersburg, inspired by the blue marble photograph of our planet taken from Apollo 17 in 1972.

Later it was translated into all the official languages of the United Nations and was set to music in Nepal.

The first first two lines of the Earth Anthem by Abhay K. are-

"Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl

The most beautiful planet of the universe..."

The Oscar winning director added, "Our beloved planet Earth is a blue pearl which we must all cherish and Abhay K's anthem will be a reminder to do so."

The Earth Anthem is used by several schools across the globe to celebrate the Earth Day and the Environment Day.

Several eminent people such as director Shyam Benegal, author and parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor, actress Manisha Koirala, singing-nun Ani Choying Drolma, cricketer Paras Khadka, CNN-Hero Pushpa Basnet and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity International and UNESCO have endorsed the call of the Indian poet-diplomat for the need of an official Earth Anthem.

Jeffrey D. Brown extended his full support to the idea of an Earth Anthem saying- "I love the idea of an anthem for our planet and fully support Abhay K's efforts.

First Published: Wed, November 12 2014. 11:39 IST