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Rahul Bose & Palash Sen launch campaign in front of a packed audience

21/04/2009

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Rahul Bose and Palash Sen launched Oxfam’s Climate Change campaign with a bang in front of a packed out audience in the FITCC Auditorium in Delhi on Friday.

We caught with Rahul Bose backstage to hear what he had to say about the campaign. “Every problem that is massive on a global scale intimidates us. Our sense of powerlessness translates into a – ‘what can I do about it. The problem is so huge.’ Even though we are aware of the perils of climate change, all of us do not think that we can do something in our individual capacity, Rahul said.

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“But while the little changes that we can make in our lifestyle will be drops in the ocean, our actions to consciously stop harming and start helping preserve the planet will give us the moral strength to put pressure on our governments to take immediate measures. The major part of this battle is going to be fought for rural India but it will also move towards ensuring a safer place for those in urban India.”

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After my support for Oxfam’s various initiatives on children, education and gender equality, this association with Oxfam fills me with pride. Climate change is going to be the single most crucial issue on the world’s consciousness as it impacts everything – the economic crisis, future wars, traditional social boundaries….everything.”

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At the concert Palash Sen and his band Euphoria launched the music video. “I appreciate this initiative of Oxfam India and have tried to render my support through this foot-tapping song,” said Palash. “I believe that music can be used very effectively to create awareness and give the message in a positive way. I hope this song will help the listeners and the viewers to share and remember that poorest people are hit first and worst by climate change and that each one of us can start helping by signing up to this Climate Change campaign.”

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Video director Akbar Quadir said, “We are farmers and we well understand what climate change is doing to our living in the villages. Oxfam India has given us a platform where any youngster can raise their voice to support this issue. When we wrote our play on climate change, it was Oxfam India which first extended its hand to us.”

Sign up to the Oxfam India petition on climate change – click here!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/05/2009 12:21 pm

    Hi!

    A very nice initiative, through an awesome song!

    Just wondering, where can i get access to the video?

    Hope that its gonna be up;oaded online soon!

    Cheers!

    Alok

  2. MKumar permalink
    05/03/2010 8:44 pm

    Climate change is a political agenda.

    IPCC reports have been proven to be false by the Indian govt.

    China has banned Oxfam for its climate change agenda, India should step up and ban oxfam.

  3. 27/07/2010 11:23 am

    Hey bhaijan this is rehan (shanu) from bhopal , its nice i want to see video : and send me link of ur blog or website

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