EARTH DAY ON 22nd APRIL

IT WAS EARTH DAY ON 22nd APRIL.  While this movement is gaining momentum through gatherings and slogans —- the seriousness of organized environment protection is an awareness which has to be impressed on all whom we interract with. Me at Chennai, South India am having a roasting summer with 39 degrees celcius today.  While nothing can be done now to control large corporations on harmful hot and polluting gas emissions, at least let’s protect the greenery and try growing trees in open spaces and roadsides. 

Here is a modern 2014 song for the earthday  

http://youtu.be/0kLxAeyyom4 – MOTHER NATURE NEEDS US- Environmental Song w/lyr
Enjoy the following message of some unique natural spots of the world.
Regards
TONY CHACKO

On Earth Day, These Photos Remind Us Just How Little We Know Of The Planet We Call Home

From The Huffington Post  | by  Nick Wing
૦  આજે વિશ્વ પૃથ્વી દિવસ છે. તાજેતરમાં જ અર્થ અવર સીટી ચેલેન્જ (EHCC)માં અલગ અલગ દેશોએ ભાગ લીધો હતો. વિવિધ પ્રોજેક્ટ રજુ કર્યાં હતાં, જેમાં ભારત થાણેને અગ્રતા મળી હતી. એ સિવાય ગુજરાતમાંથી એકમાત્ર રાજકોટને સ્થાન મળ્યું હતું. જેમાં રાજકોટ મહાનગર પાલિકા દ્વારા વિવિધ પ્રોજેક્ટ રજુ કરાયા હતાં. રાજકોટને સ્થાન મળવાથી ભવિષ્યમાં બહારના દેશ અને સંસ્થા તરફથી પૃથ્વી બચાવવાના પ્રોજેક્ટને આગળ ધપાવવા મોટું ફંડ મળતું હોય છે. આ પ્રોજેક્ટમાં પણ રાજકોટને સ્થાન મળવાથી એક ચોક્કસ રકમ મળશે. કેટલી અને ક્યારે મળશે એ હવે નક્કી થશે તેવું મહાનગરપાલિકામાંથી જાણવા મળે છે.

Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, the world celebrates this amazingly diverse planet we call home, focusing on ways to protect it from the often destructive practices of its human inhabitants. While many of these efforts focus on the conservation of Earth’s most fragile habitats, we frequently forget just how extreme and alien-like our own planet can be. The photos below showcase Earth’s unbelievably varying landscapes and remind us that we often live our lives confined only to a minuscule part of this amazing planet.

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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This strange landscape was formed around 50 to 60 million years ago. The geometric features are actually basalt columns that fractured into these shapes after a volcanic eruption, though legend has it that they’re the remnants of an ancient road built by a giants. (Photo: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Svartifoss, Iceland

My black church organ pipes by Zsolt Kiss on 500pxThe same type of features are found here, in Iceland, where they play host to a frigid waterfall.

Fingal’s Cave

And here, on the island of Staffa, in Scotland.

Sahara Desert, Libya

Curves by Ivan Šlosar on 500pxShifting textures of the sand in the Sahara Desert, the largest sand desert in the world at over 3,600,000 square miles, somehow resemble human features.

Sand Dune, Namibia

Minimalism by Marina Sorokina on 500pxThis massive dune in the Namib Desert blocks light to one side of the slope, showcasing a stark contrast in an often unchanging desert landscape.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

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On the west coast of Africa, the desert and its dunes run right up to the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo: David Yarrow Photography via Getty Images)

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring by Max Waugh on 500pxThe bacteria and microbial mats that thrive in this naturally heated pool change colors depending on the temperature of the waters.

Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada

Frozen ice bubbles are seen trapped beneath the surface of a lake.

Ice Cave, Washington State

An Icy Adventure by Michael Matti on 500pxMelting and refreezing has created an alien-like texture on the ceiling of this cave.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Baikal ice by Daniel Korzhonov on 500pxThick cracks are seen in the ice of Lake Baikal, the deepest and largest freshwater lake in the world in terms of volume. The lake plummets to nearly a mile deep in one of its basins.

The Wave, Arizona

This iconic sandstone rock formation is the result of millions of years of erosion by water and now primarily wind.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce (Canyon) at Sunrise by N Lester Ellorin on 500pxThese jagged red rocks form the spectacular Bryce Canyon amphitheaters. The widely varying topography was formed by weathering and erosion of less resilient sedimentary layers.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Millions years of erosion have carved a wide variety of gorgeous features into this vibrant landscape.

Chocolate Hills, Philippines

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More than 1,700 of these grass-topped limestone hills may dot the Bohol Province in the Philippines, millions of years after being weathered by erosion. The domes range in size from around 100 feet to 160 feet tall. (Photo: Per-Andre Hoffmann via Getty Images)

The Pinnacles, Australia

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These ominous limestone formations are a big draw in Western Australia. While science has come to an agreement that they are made of the remnants of sea life at the bottom of what was once a vast ocean, there are some conflicting theories about why these specific spires are so far above ground. (Photo: Richard I’Anson via Getty Images)

Zhangjiajie, China

The renowned pillars in Hunan Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are the subject of both Chinese art and Western cinematography. The spires served as an inspiration for the alien world in the blockbuster film “Avatar.”

Nubra Valley, India

This desert-scape high on the Tibetan Plateau is home to some of the most stunning slopes you’ll find on Earth.

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar

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Erosion has carved the land on this part of the African island into a remarkable stone forest. Much of the wildlife found in this area lives nowhere else in the world. (Photo: Haja Rasambainarivo via Getty Images)

Mono Lake, California

Dusk III by Mark Cote on 500pxWith no access to freshwater, the water in this shallow lake is highly salty and alkaline, a result of the erosion of minerals that make up the surrounding geologic layers. Beginning in the middle of the 20th century, Los Angeles began diverting water from Mono Lake for use. It drained much of the lake’s waters, exposing the now-iconic tufa towers seen in the photo above.

Mount Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo

lava lake by Francesco  Pandolfo on 500pxAt least 34 eruptions have been recorded at this highly active volcano since 1882. It contains the largest known lava lake in the world.

Lava Flow, Hawaii

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Molten lava from the Kilauea Volcano streams toward the ocean. (Photo: G. Brad Lewis via Getty Images)

Volcano, Iceland

Volcano in Iceland a projection in the river by Andre Ermolaev on 500pxRunoff from a volcano flows down a bed and into the water.

Er Wang Dong Cave, China

This enormous cave in central China is so large that it houses its own weather system — meaning clouds and rain can appear below ground.

Death Valley, California

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Miles Morgan on 500pxA storm moves in over the salt flats in barren California.

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

The Salar de Uyuni are the largest salt flats in the world. The near-uniform topography makes for amazing sight-lines andgreat photo-ops.

More Uyuni Salt Flats

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Though photographers don’t always use human subjects. (Photo: Art Wolfe via Getty Images)

Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia

Ethiopia... volcano Dalol. by Victoria Rogotneva on 500pxAt 150 feet below sea level, this is the lowest known volcano on land. Acidic discharge from the geologic activity has bleached the land in all sorts of extreme colors.

A Closeup Of Dallol Deposits


Round 50 years ago, a mining settlement of the same name was occupied just a few miles from this harsh terrain in Ethiopia.                                                      It was abandoned in the 1960s, though holds records for being one of the hottest continuously inhabited places on Earth.

The Richat Structure, Mauritania

The Richat Structure.  A circular feature in the Sahara desert that is ~30 miles wide.  Not an impact crater nor a volcano.

This enigmatic geological feature in the heart of the Sahara desert (seen here from space) has been the subject of much debate among scientists. Once thought to be an impact crater, geologists now consider it to be a deeply collapsed dome that was initially formed around 100 million years ago.

……It was a beautiful afternoon yesterday (20-4-2015) with Smt . Yaminiben Vyas…in Shri Krishna Institution of Education (Sanskar Kendra)…run by Dr. Jayaben Halatwala..
It was a great occasion to hear Yaminiben speaking on super model Waris Dirie…a girl from a poor tribe of herdsman from Somalia Desert…a very touchy one n an inspirational too as it showed the rising graph of her….Waris Dirie. ….from that background. …Yaminiben took us to the journey of her drama…” Ranma Khilyu Parijat “…in such an interesting way. …in her natural detailed narrative manner that the audiance literally experienced that period….as if….. were one of its characters…
We could visualise the whole transformation of the movie. ..’Desert Flower’…into Yaminiben’s Gujarati Drama..RANMA KHILYU PARIJAT….
You deserve a hundred salutes…Yaminiben. …thank you very much for being with us..

feeling awesome with Yamini Vyas.
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8 responses to “EARTH DAY ON 22nd APRIL

  1. અર્થ ડે પર ધરતી ઉપરની અજાયબીઓ જેવાં મનહર ચિત્રો જોવાનો આનંદ મળ્યો.

    Bryce Canyon, Utah જોવાની તક મળી હતી એનું સ્મરણ થયું.

    • pragnaju

      ધન્યવાદ
      બહુરત્ના વસુંધરાના લેખોના સંકલન કરી બ્લોગ પર મૂકશો અને આપની પ્રેરણાદાયી કાવ્ય પણ જરુર મૂકશોજી

  2. very nice!!! I was surprice looking at google home page with earth logo, but realised its earthday today!! so ignorant I am but thanks for the information.

    • pragnaju

      ધન્યવાદ
      રોજ अर्थ दिन છોડી ‘ અર્થ ડે ‘ ઉજવીએ તો ?

  3. વહેંચવા જેવું સાહીત્ય……બહુરત્ના વસુંધરા કાંઈ અમસ્તી કહેવાઈ હશે ?

    • pragnaju

      एकतः काञनो मेरुः बहुरत्ना वसुन्धरा ।
      एकतो भयभीतस्य प्राणिनः प्राणरक्षणम् ॥
      महतामपि दानानां कालेन क्षीयते फलम् ।
      भीताऽभय प्रदानस्य क्षय एव न विद्यते ॥
      दत्तमिष्टं तपस्तप्तं तीर्थसेवा मुद्रण ई-मेल
      दत्तमिष्टं तपस्तप्तं तीर्थसेवा तथा श्रुतम् ।
      सर्वेऽप्यभय दानस्य कलां नार्हन्ति षोडशीम् ॥
      यो दद्यात् काञ्चनं मेरुं कृत्स्नां चैव वसुन्धराम् ।
      एकस्य जीवितं दद्यात् न च तुल्यं युधिष्ठिर ॥
      हेमधेनुधरादीनां दातारः मुद्रण ई-मेल
      हेमधेनुधरादीनां दातारः सुलभा भुवि ।
      दुर्लभः पुरुषः लोके यः प्राणिष्वभयप्रदः ॥ સોનું,ગાય ઇ.ના દાન દેવા સરળ છે પણ બહુરત્ના વસુંધરાના વ્હાલા-દવલા પ્રાણી-માનવ- વનરાજીને અભયદાન દેવા દુર્લભ છે આપણે સૌ રોજ અર્થ ડે ઉજવી વસુંધરાના બહુરત્નોને અભયદાન આપીએ
      ધન્યવાદ

  4. chandravadan

    વિશ્વમાં અર્થડેનો ઉત્સવ !

    વિશ્વના માનવીઓ ૨૨મી એપ્રિલના દિવસને “અર્થડે” કહી,

    ધરતીમાતાને યાદ કરી,ઉત્સવભાવમાં સૌએ હૈયે ખુશીઓ ભરી,

    હેપી અર્થડે સૌને ! હેપી અર્થડે સૌને !………………………….(૧)

    ધરતીમાતાના રંગો અને ઉંચા નીચા આકારો બન્યા છે ન્યારા,

    કોઈએ ફોટાઓમાં મઢી, દર્શન કરાવતા, સૌ બને ધરતીમાતના પ્યારા,

    હેપી અર્થડે સૌને ! હેપી અર્થડે સૌને !…………………………..(૨)

    ધરતીમાતાને “બહુરત્ના વસુધરા” નામે ઓળખ અપાય છે,

    ફોટાઓમાં નિહાળી, સૌ એવું ખરેખર માનવા આજે તૈયાર છે,

    હેપી અર્થડે સૌને ! હેપી અર્થડે સૌને !…………………………..(૩)

    ધરતી પર કુદરતે બનાવેલી ચાદરથી ખુશી જરૂર મનાવશો,

    પણ, ધરતી પર વસેલા સૌ જીવ-પ્રાણીઓને ના કદી ભુલશો !

    હેપી અર્થડે સૌને ! હેપી અર્થડે સૌને !…………………………(૪)

    અંતે, ચંદ્ર કહે સૌનેઃ ભલે, ૨૨મી એપ્રિલને “અર્થડે” કહી ઉજવતા રહો,

    પણ, હૈયે જીવનના હર દિવસને “અર્થડે” માની, ધરતીમાતાની પૂજા કરતા રહો !

    હેપી અર્થડે સૌને ! હેપી અર્થડે સૌને !………………………..(૫)

    કાવ્ય રચના ઃ તારીખ એપ્રિલ,૨૨,૨૦૧૫ ચંદ્રવદન
    DR. CHANDRAVADAN MISTRY
    http://www.chandrapukar.wordpress.com
    Pragnajuben….Nice Post with Photos.
    Nice to see your daughter Yamini with this Post.
    HAPPY EARTH DAY to ALL !

    • pragnaju

      ધન્યવાદ
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