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Dia Mirza to donate Rs 40 lakh to households of forest warriors who died of COVID-19

Mumbai: Forward of her fortieth birthday, actor Dia Mirza, who can be UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, has determined to donate a lakh every day over a span of 40 days to the households of Van Rakshaks, who died on account of COVID-19.

 “On my birthday this yr, I wish to take the chance to request all those that might need to ship me flowers or items to as an alternative make a donation to WTI to assist our Van Rakshaks. There could possibly be no higher birthday reward! Your reward will assist help the bereaved households of India’s ‘Guardians of the Wild’ who misplaced their lives to Covid 19 whereas defending our pure heritage. Starting with my fortieth birthday on 9 December, for the subsequent 40 days, I’ll donate a lakh every day and hope that you just all will contribute alongside me to the very best of your talents as we search to maximise our collective affect,” she stated. Dia’s goal is to cowl 80 households.

“Our guardians of the wild, our Van Rakshaks, threat their lives in service to nature. They typically fall to accidents within the hardest of terrain, inclement climate, assaults by wild animals or poachers. When the second wave of COVID-19 tore by way of the nation resulting in nationwide lockdowns, these women and men have been out patrolling our nation’s forests on foot. Between March and June 2021, when most of us stayed at house, India misplaced greater than 500 of those conservation heroes to Covid-19,” she added.

“Most of them have been younger, between 30 and 50 years of age, and had dedicated their lifetime to preserving India’s wildlife. The sudden demise of so many younger, dedicated folks will not be solely heart-wrenching however a blow to nature conservation. The least we will do now could be to acknowledge their service and stand in help of the younger households they depart behind, who’ve suffered the largest blow,” Dia stated.

Dia will flip 40 this December 9.

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Written by VK Team

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