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Fadnavis flags off 15-year Global Citizen India drive

mumbai Updated: Sep 13, 2016 01:24 IST
Faisal Malik
Faisal Malik
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Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday flagged off the ‘Global Citizen India’ initiative that aims at a 15-year campaign to mobilise social change in the country.

Global Citizen, the international social action platform, is bringing Coldplay, the British rock band, for a charity concert to be held on November 19 in Mumbai. It will be a part of its inaugural festival.

Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, AR Rahman, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Arijit Singh, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Monali Thakur will also participate in the festival.

In its first year, Global Citizen India will offer a wide cross-section of content and action that will focus on creating meaningful impact in three key areas — quality education, gender equality, and clean water & sanitation, declared Shiv Khemka, chairman, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation.

Extending the support to the initiative, the chief minister said that 50% of the country’s population is below 25 years of age and this demographic dividend would help in making India one of the greatest economies in the world.

“We need to finds ways to inspire youth to understand that they have to give something back to our society and this is an innovative step towards achieving this goal,” Fadnavis said during the launch.