Thursday, 22 April 2010

Earth is some billion years, Earth Day is 40, how old are we ?

Yes, today is Earth Day which was officially declared and celebrated forty years ago for the first time in 1970, to raise awareness among all the people, and is celebrated by people from all over the world. So wishing everyone a Happy Earth Day !


What have I done for the betterment of the planet ? This is what I thought before writing this post. Firstly, whats most important is self-awareness, which is what I'm undergoing. I did plant many trees in my life uptil now, and voluteered many a times in treks, and such visits meant for understanding nature. But there is a long way to go to make a difference. Well every small bit counts.

Now whoever is reading this is educated enough and knows all what we are supposed to do and NOT. We have been taught all this right from an early age. But yet, you will see many behave and do things (like littering on streets, carelessness by keeping lights on when not required .. etc. and all that we know, yet many a times fail to follow) what is not meant to be done and avoided. But there is no point in discussing about it, as this is one of those things in life that has to be done practically without theory.


Well today I took a pledge at http://www.savemyoceans.com/pledge.php

Had a walk in fresh air.


Thats my Earth Day story, apart from my regular routine.
Whats yours ?





 Out of Topic -

Moreover,  in this respect, while reading more about today's occasion's background, I just happen to confirm there are officially 196 countries in the world, but oftenly 192 is mistaken which is actually the no. of UN members.(I was searching how many countries actually celebrate Earth Day today)

What caught my eye more is (which I thought I might share with others and some unfortunate landmates living in ignorance)

India

  • Official name: Republic of India
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Total Area: 3,064,898 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,169,016,000
  • Location: Southern Asia
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, other regional languages and dialects
  • Religions: Hindu, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Sikh, Christian
  • Currency: Indian rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 7th largest country/territory (area)
  • World's 2nd largest country/territory (population)
Plus, India has the highest no. of  languages in the world !
And something which many might not know, India is the only coutnry having two officially recognised names - India and भारत (Bhārat)

India – Republic of India
  • Hindi: भारत – भारत गणराज्य
Bhārat – Bhārat Ganarājya
  • English: India – Republic of India
  • Assamese: ভাৰত - ভাৰত গণৰাজ্য
Bhārat – Bhārat Gaṇarājya
  • Bengali: ভারত - ভারতীয় প্রজাতন্ত্র
Bhārot - Bhārotiya Projātôntro
  • Bhojpuri: भारत - भारत गणराज्य
Bhārat – Bhārat Ganarājya
  • Gujarati: ભારત - ભારતીય પ્રજાસત્તાક
Bhārat - Bhārtiya Prajāsattāk
  • Kannada : ಭಾರತ - ಭಾರತ ಗಣರಾಜ್ಯ
Bhārata - Bhārata Gaṇarājya
Hindustān
  • Konkani: भारत - भारत गणराज्य
Bhārat – Bhārat Ganarājya
  • Malayalam: ഭാരതം - ഭാരത ഗണരാജ്യം
Bhāratam – Bhārata Gaṇarājyam
Bhārata - Bhārata Gaṇarājya
  • Marathi: भारत - भारतीय प्रजासत्ताक
Bhārat – Bhāratiya Prajāsattāk
  • Nepali: भारत - भारत गणराज्य
Bhārat – Bhārat Ganarājya
  • Oriya: ଭାରତ - ଭାରତ ଗଣରାଜ୍ଯ
Bhārata - Bhārata Gaṇarājya
  • Punjabi: ਭਾਰਤ - ਭਾਰਤ ਗਣਤੰਤਰ
Bhārat - Bhārat Gantantar
  • Sanskrit: भारतम् - भारत गणराज्यम्
Bhārat – Bhārat Ganarājyam
  • Sindhi: भारत गणराज्य, ڀارت، - هندستانڀارت، भारत ڀارت،
Bhārat – Bhārat Ganarājya
  • Tamil: இந்தியா - இந்தியக் குடியரசு
Intiyā – Intiyak Kuṭiyaracu
  • Telugu: భారత్ - భారత గణతంత్ర రాజ్యము
Bhāratam – Bhārata Gaṇataṇtra Rājyamu
  • Urdu: جمہوریہ بھارت - جمہوریہ بھارت
Bhārat – Jumhūrīyat-e Bhārat
I'm so proud :)
(source - WikiAnswers and Wikipedia) 

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