Apart from his unparallel acting skills, Leonardo Dicaprio is very vocal about environmental issues. Right from providing financial aid during Amazon rainforest fires to showing concern over drought conditions in Maharashtra, the oscar-winning actor is highly active in raising helping hand for noble cause. Recently, Leonardo shared an Instagram post addressing Delhi air pollution.
There are some groups in the capital region who are creating awareness regarding the rising pollution issue through a protest. Leonardo shared a picture from the protest on his Instagram account. He even shared about the measures that have been taken to tackle the issue and Word Health Organization (WHO) reports stating 1.5 million people are killed by air pollution in India.
He wrote, ” Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels. According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India.”
“People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens: 1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks. 2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. 3. The Center accepted that the Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. 4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels.”
Meanwhile, Leonardo recently hailed young Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg as “leader of our time” ahead of a huge rally led by the teenager here.
The 16-year-old led rally attracted more than 1,000 people as wildfires burnt across the state, reports aceshowbiz.com.