“LET ME BREATHE” – A CRY FROM MOTHER NATURE 

(Saju Nair - Dubai) World Environment Day [WED] was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme "Only One Earth".

Protecting the environment needs immediate attention as every growing day, there are actions that take place all across the world that brutally harm nature and majority of such actions are in the name of development or for the sole purpose of quenching our thirst for luxury. We, as humans, are under the illusion that these multistorey buildings we construct in every patch of land will protect us from disasters, but that is not the case. The only true protection we can get from natural disasters is seeking forgiveness from its source. We have laid waste to fertile lands, clear waters and fresh air, and as a result they have become toxic lands, contaminated waters and polluted air. Natural disasters are nature's way of cleansing her lands. We must be symbiotic with nature and not parasitic. We must learn to live in harmony with nature as she gifts the lands we live on, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Without her, we will cease to exist. Off late we have seen that the discussions and debates regarding environment and its protection is limited to a day in a society even though there are NGO's across the globe fighting against many challenges to have a clean and safer environment. TV2 salutes all those warriors who is engaged in protecting and nurturing a safer environment for the generations to come.

The world has come to a standstill when an unknown enemy of humanity took the entire world off guard. Even powerful countries in the world is still deputing all their resources to eliminate COVID19. Various stimulus packages have been announced and introduced by many nations to protect their citizens and to revive the economic which has effected due to this Pandemic.

For a while, the entire world has shrunk to a level where no one expected it would shrink to. Who is benefited by this? Was this revenge or was it an eye opener?

                                                    Artworks displayed at Virtual Gallery

I came across some very informative videos which have answers to the above raised questions. Even though most of our readers should have already seen these videos still we are sharing these links below. Spend few minutes to visualize the beauty and to hear their concerns which will surely touch our sentiments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVMV3StvLCs

Nature Is Speaking - Ian Joseph Somerhalder is Coral Reef | Conservation International (CI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmVLcj-XKnM

Nature Is Speaking - Julia Fiona Roberts is Mother Nature | Conservation International (CI)

The above videos are a cry from nature and a warning from nature. The Environment is our responsibility, we owe it to mother nature to preserve her life source and to protect and pass on its nurturing lands to the next generations with all its charm and beauty.

In connection to the world environment day, innumerable initiatives are taken across the globe involving people from various sectors to spread the awareness on the importance of a cleaner and safer environment. ART4You gallery founded by Jesno Jackson and Rengi Cherian has once again stood up to the cause to reach out to the society and to convey the message of preservation through the medium which they have mastered - 'ART'. Organizing various art gatherings, ART4You has successfully engraved its footprint in the hall of the greatest art galleries in UAE that has inspired Dubai Municipality to support ART4You to host a virtual exhibition titled 'Mother Nature' to mark our respect for nature. 

Name of those participating artists who have surprised the community with their splendid creations.

                                                    Artworks displayed at Virtual Gallery

The paintings where arranged beautifully in a virtual gallery providing visitors with an experience of a lifetime. Brief details of each artworks were made available for visitors by just a simple click on the respective painting during the virtual tour. Mesmerizing creations exhibited includes beautiful landscapes, splendid waterfalls, stunning marine life, wild life in its beauty, human's love and care for nature and inspiring perspective of nature in abstract versions. Sixty-Five artworks of the highest standards in various dimensions created in acrylic, Oil, Pastels, Coffee etc by 40 astounding artists of 15 nationalities has indeed taken the community by surprise.

Grand opening of this exhibition has drawn attention of local and international visual and print medias. Prominent personalities from various sectors extended their wishes and express their support on the great initiative by the organizers and artists. Please click on the below link to listen to some of those wishes.

                                      https://www.facebook.com/art4you.community/

Gallery also conducted zoom meeting involving artists and nature activists opening up the topic of environment. As media, I also had the privilege to participate in this video conference. While the virtual exhibition maintains highest standard, zoom meeting turned to be even more interesting and interacting as each artist turned vocal on their experience with nature, the creations that inspired them and their concern for the future. The topics discussed in this video conference carried significant importance and it was indeed a great experience to listen to passionate speeches from people who are fighting for nature's and our survival. The fire and love for nature was quite audible from the youngest participant, Varsha Nair (16years), she vocalized her opinions and her thoughts which deeply moved the listeners. It was a moment of realization on the importance of nature and the love and care majority of us have. I am sure the voice of this day will surely rise high and that will lead to the support of various campaigns conducted worldwide to preserve Mother Nature.

                                                         Screenshot from the Zoom Meeting

We are pleased to offer our readers an opportunity to have a virtual walk through the nature and for that please click on the link below.

https://www.artsteps.com/view/5ed4d4675b29ab06484915ef

On behalf of IlTelevisionario2, our congratulations to all participating artists, ART4You Gallery and Dubai Municipality for your inspiring initiatives which will lead as an example to the world on the importance of having a safer and cleaner environment.

Let's not suffocate Mother Nature- It's we who need her not she who needs us.

Thank you!