Thursday, November 24, 2016

Global Citizen Concert: There was more to it than just a musical night

Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges. It is a community of people that help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that make life more sustainable for the people and the planet.

They are working together to achieve specific and tangible outcomes. They are working on issues like Girls and Women, Health, Education, Finance and Innovation, Food and Hunger, Water and Sanitation, and Environment.


The Global Citizen aims to raise the consciousness of a generation to start taking responsibilities for the sake of better sustainable future of planet. It promotes its ideology through different entertainment portals of this generation like the musical entertainment at Global Citizen Festival.

International music act Coldplay whose concert was in Mumbai on 19 November 2016, was a part of The Global Citizen Festival India 2016.

The Global Citizen Festival India is an action-rewarded, awareness-driven free music festival where fans and influencers engage with causes to win tickets. It is a celebration of change, where leaders, artists, and youth come together with the common goal of eradicating extreme poverty.

The concert result

  • By the end of 2019, all Maharashtra citizens will have safe access to water and sanitation, the chief minister said on Saturday.
  •  All of the girls and women of Mumbai will be provided with safe menstrual hygiene by the end of 2019, according to a commitment made by Poonam Mahajan, an MP representing the city.
  • Viacom, one of the partners of the Global Citizen Festival India, committed to installing sanitation facilities at 77 open defecation spots in Mumbai by the end of 2019.
  • ConnectEd Technologies committed to bringing smart classrooms to 25,000 more students by the end of next year, and BMC said it would provide digital education through tablet computers to 350 government schools and 30,000 students.
  • Ratan Tata pledged Rs 300 crore for water sanitation in Maharashtra on behalf of the Tata Trust, at the concert.

While all these initiatives will definitely help our country, it will be interesting to see how the leaders of the country put words to action to these incredible steps in partnering with this new youth movement to help make India clean and safe for all citizens. Now is the time for them to take action.

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