Folk rocker Raghu Dixit to perform at Purana Qila to cheer Modi’s UNGA visit

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Raghu Dixit
Raghu Dixit

 

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be headed to New York to attend the United Nation General Assembly, where he will be signing (with other leaders) the new Global Goals that aim to take care of the global poverty, inequality and climate change over the next 15 years, here in Delhi, the Purana Qila will be lit up for an exhilarating performance by Raghu Dixit as part of the Light The Way event on 24 September.

Light The Way is an initiative brought on by action/2015 —a growing citizens’ movement of more than 2,000 organisations, networks and coalitions from over 150 countries united by the belief that 2015 is a critical year for progress in the fight against climate change, poverty and inequality.

The group hopes to remind world leaders gathered during key summits to take the right decisions and hammer out policies that are best for tackling the above-mentioned issues that would make the world a better place to live in.

Happy to be part of the big event, Raghu Dixit said, “PM’s visit to UNGA is a momentous occasion for every Indian. The commitment he makes there, will impact each one of us for generations to come. It is a privilege to be part of an event that sends the message directly to our leader, that the country supports him and is depending upon him to ensure a better future for the people and the planet.”

To make the event livelier, a one of its kind laser light show will illuminate the Purana Qila and bring alive the Global Goals story for the audience. And this will be streamed back to New York where it will be screened in big screens outside the UN building, where leaders are expected to witness the live event.

 The group is deeming the UNGA meet crucial because the decisions taken in the meet will have long-term repercussion in terms of preventing poverty, inequality and dealing with climate change.  The event is being presented by Seher, organisers of the South Asian Bands festival and Delhi Jazz Festival.

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