Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The first anniversary of the launch of the Earth Anthem at ICCR, New Delhi

Earth Anthem: Chronology

2008- Poet-diplomat Abhay K. wrote a poem titled- 'Earth Anthem' to pay tribute to the planet.
2008-2012- Poem 'Earth Anthem' was published in poetry magazines and poetry book 'Remains'
2013 May- The poem 'Earth Anthem' set to music by Sapan Ghimire and sung by Shreya Sotang
2013 June- Earth Anthem 'Audio and Video' was released by Hon'ble Minister of IT and Kapil Sibal and Hon'ble MInister of State of HRD Dr. Shahshi Tharoor in New Delhi at a function conducted by Indian Council of Cultural Relations ( ICCR )
2013 June -Earth Anthem 'Audio and Video' was released by Hon'ble Former Prime Minister of Nepal Mr. Jhalanath Khanal in presence of Indian Ambassador H.E. Jayant Prasad and UNESCO Representative to Nepal Mr. Axel Plathe
2013 July - Abhay K . wrote to Permanent Delegation of India to request UNESCO to launch a global Earth Anthem Competition to select an official anthem for the planet
2013 November-  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India, puts Earth Anthem on its website and requests schools to use it
2014 January - Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO requested UNESCO to consider conducting an online global competition to select an Earth Anthem as proposed by the Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K.
2014 February- UNESCO replied to Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO that it find the idea of an official Earth Anthem proposed by the Indian poet-diplomat -"a creative and inspiring thought that would contribute bringing the world together."
2014 April - Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and singing-nun and Unicef goodwill Ambassador to Nepal Ani Choying Drolma emphasize the need for an official Earth Anthem.
2014 April- US Consul General to Chennai Jeniffer McIntyre terms Earth Anthem by Indian diplomat Abhay Kumar as a significant contribution to Earth Day celebrations and making Earth Day a truly international holiday.
2014 May- Euro Kids and School Network start using Earth Anthem, Hollywood actor Robert Lin calls Earth Anthem a 'forever theme', CNN Hero Pushpa Basnet endorses Earth Anthem
2014 June- Rotary International, its youth wing Rotaract and Entrepreneurs Organization show interest in Earth Anthem, Earth Anthem is translated into two dozen global languages since its launch

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