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Dia Mirza promotes nature conservation through media

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Mirza is known for her work as an environmentalist. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: As an actor, nature lover and co-founder of the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) Club Nature, Dia Mirza believes that incorporating the narrative of nature into whatever one does will eventually, make a difference and educate society.

“You feel balanced when there is nature. It gives you water and food. If that itself does not exists, imagine what we are doing to do,” Mirza said. “My idea is to find a way to build the bridge between conservation groups and people in mainstream media,” she added.

According to the actor, short films, anthems and advertisements could play a strong role in spreading awareness regarding nature conservation. “Film-making is the medium I enjoy and recognise — I know its power,” she shared. “There is a large number of good people in the industry and if they become aware of this, it will make a big difference. Of course, short films, anthems and ads will also help spread awareness.”

The Love Breakup Zindagi star went on to say that her agenda is to “strategise, plan and execute” well. “Climate change has become a glaring reality and we are seeing the effects of it in our daily lives,” explained Mirza. “Today’s topic is water, which is not a new problem. But, we need to stop pointing out the issues and point out the solution to those issues instead.” 

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2016.

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