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Updated: August 10, 2012 11:54 IST

A call to protect our exotic wild

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Animal Planet to showcase India’s natural diversity on ‘Yeh Mera India’ from August 15. Photo: By Arrangement
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Animal Planet to showcase India’s natural diversity on ‘Yeh Mera India’ from August 15. Photo: By Arrangement

Yeh Mera India has been produced to create awareness among the young generation about the need to do something urgently to protect the country’s wildlife and its habitat.

To commemorate India’s Independence, Animal Planet has announced a month-long series which will go on the air beginning August 15 to celebrate the country’s enchanting wildlife, natural diversity and exotic terrain.

Yeh Mera India has been produced to create awareness among the young generation about the need to do something urgently to protect the country’s wildlife and its habitat.

The series will cover the majestic Himalayas, the mighty yet noble Ganga and the picturesque North-East. Tigers, camels, elephants, cobras, chinkaras, blue bulls, langurs and other creatures of the wild will be highlighted. It will also focus on head-hunting tribes, mountains and pristine rivers.

The series will also focus on the Thar Desert of Rajasthan explaining how the harsh environment supports humans and some of the toughest creatures there. It will conclude with a journey into the famed Western Ghats.

To entertain viewers with some of the biggest names from the Indian music fraternity, the channel also proposes to launch a multi-lingual song which has been composed and performed by accomplished musicians like Shaan, Lesle Lewis, Mathangi and Monali.

Yeh Mera India Anthem is a tribute to the rich wildlife of the country and seeks to make the younger generation more knowledgeable.

Composed by Lesle Lewis, the anthem has been sung by Shaan, Mathangi and Monali who have lent their voice to celebrate the exuberance of India’s rich wildlife.

Made in three most widely spoken languages Hindi, Tamil and Bangla, the anthem cheers the spirit of freedom and blends music and visuals. It will show illustrations of flora and fauna peppered with artists’ performance.

According to Lesle Lewis, the song will hopefully sensitise television viewers with the amazing fauna of our country. Shaan says music is the strongest medium which entertains and connects people from diverse social and linguistic backgrounds.

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