Shubhangi Atre: Covid shows how disastrous loss of ecosystem can be

Mumbai, Jun 07, 2021, IANS

Television actress Shubhangi Atre, popular as Angoori in the sitcom "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain", feels Covid-19 reminds us that it is high time to understand the importance of the environment.

"The Covid-19 emergence has unleashed some drastic consequences and revealed how disastrous the loss of the ecosystem can be. We cannot attain sustainable development goals in the absence of ecosystem restoration," she said.

She added: "Preventing the biodiversity loss is the key to our survival post the pandemic. If we need the old normal days back then we must change ourselves to new normal beings, who not only keep their homes clean, but also the environment pollution free."

"The environment provides us with life-sustaining resources, and it is essential to preserve and protect them. It is a home for many living species and maintains the balance in the ecosystem," said Shubhangi.

"There are many threats to the environment, such as deforestation and pollution, which affect not only us but all living beings around us. We have already created a lot of damage to nature, now it's high time to start being responsible," she added.


Cancer Survivors Day on Jun 6 : Sonali Bendre reflects back on her journey


Actress Sonali Bendre took to Instagram on Sunday to share a picture of herself during the time she was battling cancer.

Cancer-Sirvivours-DayAs the world celebrates Cancer Survivors Day on June 6, the actress said that she won't let the illness ever define her.

Sonali was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in 2018 and was treated for it in New York. She battled the illness and emerged victorious eventually.

The actress put up a picture of herself from days in hospital and merged it with her current, happy self.

She captioned the image as: "How time flies. today when I look back, I see strength, I see weakness but most importantly I see the will to not let the C word define how my life will be after it...

You create the life you choose. The journey is what you make of it... so remember to take #OneDayAtATime and to #SwitchOnTheSunshine."

The actress has spoken earlier on how her positive approach during the struggle helped her overcome the illness.