She's among the loudest Champions of Nature in the country today, slowly, but surely making impact in areas of conservation and environment. And so it came as no surprise when Actor & Fimmaker, Dia Mirza was bestowed with the "Green Crusader of the Year" award at the recently concluded IAA Olive Crown Awards 2017.
Every year, the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) honours individuals who have gone the extra mile to do something significant for the environment with Green Crusader Award.
This year Dia was unanimously selected by the organisers to accept the Olive Crown Green Crusader award, for her consistent effort in pushing the green agenda.
Speaking about Dia Mirza winning the Green Crusader of the Year Award at Olive Crown Awards 2017, Neeraj Roy, President of IAA India Chapter said, “Dia is deserving of this honour for various reasons. Her extensive work in spreading the message of sustainability, human and animal welfare, health and sanitation among others, has helped shed light on the issues via mass media. Her efforts are an inspiration to all of us and I am proud of her for raising her voice for the benefit of environment at large. I hope to see and participate in more such initiatives along with Dia and wish her the best.”
"I do feel like a crusader. Making people understand the umbilical link between ecology and economy makes one feel like one is fighting a crusade. But what a waste it would be to have a voice and not use it!
I would like to thank IAA for acknowledging the work I've done but more so, I think I'd use this honour as inspiration to do more!" said Dia Mirza