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The Global Citizen Movement launched in India yesterday!

The movement launches a 15-year campaign to mobilize social change in India. They have announced the inaugural Global Citizen Festival India to be hosted on 19 November at the MMRDA grounds , Mumbai.


Here are some highlights of the event

  • To be headlined by Coldplay, Jay Z, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, AR Rahman, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Arijit Singh, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Monali Thakur.
  • Free tickets can be earned by taking part in the Festival Action Journey on
  • The inaugural Global Citizen Festival India is presented by COLORS Viacom18. The festival is being produced by Wizcraft International and enjoys a strategic partnership with the Viacom18 Group and the Times of India Group.

In its first year, Global Citizen India will offer a wide cross-section of content and actions focused on creating meaningful impact in three key areas: Quality Education, Gender Equality, and Clean Water & Sanitation. Achieving impact across these interlinked issues is a critical first step on the journey to focus positive pressure on major players to influence dialogue, policy and social change in India.

Global Citizen, which has mobilized millions since its inception in New York City in 2012, has a unique

capacity to amplify the voices of Global Citizens through social media. In the past four years of this

movement, actions taken by Global Citizens has led to commitments from governments, corporates and

partners are set to affect the lives of 656 million people. The Global Citizen Festival is a platform created

by Global Citizen, which leverages the voices of Global Citizens to influence world leaders and decision

makers to enact policy changes and commit significant resources to help solve some of the world’s

biggest challenges.

The years I spent living and working in India as a teenager were a key catalyst of my passion for challenging the status quo of poverty alleviation. So bringing the Global Citizen movement to India is a moment many years in the making. Sixty-five percent of India’s population is under the age of 35 that’s 800 million young people who can drive serious change for generations to come. Global Citizen India will engage these young people to drive behavioural change at scale through their individual actions, impact policy through commitments by governments, and amplify India’s voice to the world in its commitment to achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

-Hugh Evans, CEO, Global Citizen.

Global Citizen India is a collaboration between The Global Education & Leadership Foundation and Global Citizen. The partners include Government of Maharashtra, United Nations, Viacom18, Wizcraft International Entertainment, and Times of India Group, UPL, Google, Taj Group of Hotels, BookMyShow and MakeMyTrip.

Stay tuned to this space for more updates about this event!


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