The international advocacy organization, Global Citizen, in partnership with Wizcraft, is proud to announce that Mumbai, India, will be represented on the Global Citizen Live broadcast, a combination of festivals, events and performances that will air from locations on six continents on Saturday, September 25. The day of global unity, the only one in a generation, will call on world leaders, philanthropists and corporations to defend the planet and defeat poverty to take action on climate change, famine and vaccine equity.
Global Citizen and Wizcraft first came together in 2016 for the Global Citizen Festival India, which took place in Mumbai, and more than 500,000 people across India took 2 million actions to end poverty. Most recently, the organizations partnered for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, where they worked to include an important message in the broadcast that asked the citizens of the world to help provide support to the people of India, when Covid was crossing the country in April 2021.
After the success of 2016, which was attended by more than 70,000 Indians, Mumbai joins as part of the global broadcast event that begins on September 25, adding from Mumbai the list of artists who are donating their time and talent to support the Global campaign. Citizen Live. Includes: Anil Kapoor, featuring appearances by Sadhguru, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Janhvi Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Riteish Deshmukh, Sara Ali Sinha Khan, and Sonahi Sinha Khan plus. The performances will be announced later this week.
Also joining to support Global Citizen for the third time in a row are the Venkys of Venkateshwara Hatcheries, as lead partners of the Global Citizen Live Campaign in India. Venkateshwara Hatcheries, celebrating 50 years of their company, are long-term supporters of Global Citizen initiatives in India, having been presenting partners of the Global Citizen Festival-Mumbai and VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, which aired on the height of Covid-19 and called for global equity in vaccines.
Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra Minister of Tourism and Environment said: “When it comes to climate change, we are running out of time to reverse the damage done. I am sure that the Global Citizen Festival will lead a massive movement on the world stage to fight now against climate change ”.
Liza Henshaw, COO, Global Citizen “Five years ago, we held our first Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai. We were amazed at the reaction and warm reception we received from the hundreds of thousands of citizens around the world, the city of Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra. Global Citizens in India are an essential part of our movement, and we are proud to return to Mumbai for Global Citizen Live. ”
Andre Timmins, Co-Founder of Wizcraft “We are delighted and honored to be working with the Global Citizen team again. The historic moment we created together in November 2016 with Global Citizen Festival India brought our country to a new level of advocacy and understanding of how one voice, one action can make a difference. We are excited to have the opportunity to once again work with the team to bring Mumbai and India to the world with this momentous special edition in September. An exciting show is being planned at our beautiful and iconic Gateway of India, for citizens of the world everywhere. “
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