Chronology & Documents

2008-  Poet-diplomat Abhay K. wrote a poem titled- 'Earth Anthem' to pay tribute to our planet Earth.

2008-2012- Poem 'Earth Anthem' was published in poetry magazines and poetry book 'Remains'

2013 May- The poem 'Earth Anthem' set to music by Sapan Ghimire and sung by Shreya Sotang

2013 June- Earth Anthem 'Audio and Video' was released by Hon'ble Minister of IT and Kapil Sibal and Hon'ble MInister of State of HRD Dr. Shahshi Tharoor in New Delhi at a function conducted by Indian Council of Cultural Relations ( ICCR )

2013 June -Earth Anthem 'Audio and Video' was released by Hon'ble Former Prime Minister of Nepal Mr. Jhalanath Khanal in presence of Indian Ambassador H.E. Jayant Prasad and UNESCO Representative to Nepal Mr. Axel Plathe

2013 July - Abhay K . wrote  to Permanent Delegation of India to request UNESCO to launch a global Earth Anthem Competition to select an official anthem for the planet

2014 January - Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO requested UNESCO to consider conducting an online global competition to select an Earth Anthem as proposed by the Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. 

2014 February- UNESCO replied to  Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO that it find the idea of an official Earth Anthem proposed by the Indian poet-diplomat -"a creative and inspiring thought that would contribute bringing the world together."

2014 April - Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and singing-nun and Unicef goodwill Ambassador to Nepal Ani Choying Drolma emphasize the need for an official Earth Anthem.

2014 April- US Consul General to Chennai Jeniffer McIntyre terms Earth Anthem by Indian diplomat Abhay Kumar as a significant contribution to Earth Day celebrations and making Earth Day a truly international holiday.

2014 May- Euro Kids and School Network starts using Earth Anthem. CNN Hero Pushpa Basnet says Earth Anthem should be used in schools. Hollywood actor Robert Lin calls Earth Anthem a forever theme.

2014 August- Habitat for Humanity International lends its support to Earth Anthem by Abhay K by deciding to use it for its house building events.

2014 November- Veteran film-maker and screenwriter Shyam Benegal endorses Earth Anthem calling multi-language lyrics of Abhay K. extremely inspiring.

2015-2016- Earth Anthem is translated into 30 Global languages.

2017 June- Portuguese version of the Earth Anthem is launched in Brasilia

2017 June- Globally renowned violin maestro Dr. L. Subramaniam composes music for Earth Anthem. Kavita Krishnamurthy sings Earth Anthem.

2017 June- Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi comes in support of Earth Anthem

2018 February- Symphonic Orchestra of National Theatre of Brasilia performs Earth Anthem

2018 August- IUCN Brazil supports Earth Anthem

2018 November - Earth Anthem gets its own logo

2019 June- Earth Anthem  debuts in Europe, performed by Italian opera singer Maria Novella Malfatti and the musicians of the Amsterdam Conservatorium at Amsterdam Business Gala Awards hosted by Dimitri Van ZR and Ursula Van ZR

2019 July Earth Anthem performed by Orchestra Alberto Napomuceno of Brasilia conducted by Maestro Ricardo Soussa Castro (July 2019)

2019 August- Earth Anthem translated into over 50 languages spoken globally

2020 April - A new video of Earth Anthem released on 22 April 2020 to mark the 50th Earth Day celebrations. Actress Manisha Koirala, poet Ruth Padel, historian Rana Safvi, Journalist Piotr Kozak, Miss Nepal International Medha Koirala, Avi Greval recite Earth Anthem and share videos. BBC plays Earth Anthem.

2020 April- United Nations celebrates Earth Day with Earth Anthem on 27 April 2020
2021 April- Over 100 poets, artists, celebrities and people from different walks of life from across the globe read Earth Anthem translated into 70+ languages to mark 51st Earth Day on 22 April 2021
2021 May - On the World Biodiversity Day on 22 May 2021, Earth Anthem was translated into 100 languages spoken globally. 
2022 April - On 52nd Earth Day, Earth Anthem was translated into 150 languages spoken across the globe.

2024 April : On 54th Earth Day, Earth Anthem was translated into 160 languages spoken across the globe.