Kathmandu, Nov. 6 (ANI): Legendary film director, former parliamentarian and Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner Shyam Benegal has called 'Earth Anthem' an excellent idea, supporting the efforts of Indian poet-diplomat Abhay Kumar's to get an official earth anthem.
"The idea of an Earth Anthem is an excellent one which I fully endorse," Benegal said in a written message.
"Abhay Kumar's multi language lyric is extremely inspiring and can easily be made into an official anthem for our beautiful planet," he added.
The UNESCO had earlier called the call for an official earth anthem by the Indian poet-diplomat as inspiring thought which could help the world come together.
Abhay K. has written and produced an earth anthem in all the six official United Nations languages in 2013, with endorsements from celebrities such as actress Manisha Koirala, actor Robert Lin, singer-nun Ani Choying, cricketer Paras Khadka, CNN Hero Pushpa Basnet and global organizations such as the Habitat For Humanity International, Seven Summit Women etc.
It is played in schools across the world.
It also features on the official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education of India (CBSE). (ANI)