Realising the potential of popular culture in promoting environmental consciousness amongst the masses, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released a song ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June.
Titled Hawa Aane De the song stars megastar Akshay Kumar who has constantly inspired people with his thought-provoking movies on social issues. Be it raising awareness for menstrual hygiene through his film Padman, sensitizing audiences against the practice of open defecation in India through Toilet Ek Prem Katha, or glorifying forgotten heroes of the historic battle of Saragrahi through his most recent release Kesari, Akshay Kumar’s choice of roles in his films are reflective of his social responsibilities.
The music video made in accordance with this year’s environment day’s theme – ‘Air Pollution’ also features Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Kapil Sharma, Shiamak Davar, Shann, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan.
The video has incorporated clips of factories spewing smoke, fire and people holding banners urging to stop air pollution. Swanand Kirkire has penned the song which has been composed by Shantanu Mukherjee.
Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th of June each year to raise awareness and improve actions towards protecting the environment.