Medha Patkar launches youth-led Towards A Better World campaign

Noted development justice activists Medha Patkar and Lubna Sarwath are to launch the youth-led, Towards A Better World campaign on Friday the 24th July 2020. This campaign also expresses solidarity with youth-led movements like Fridays For Future global movement inspired by Greta Thunberg.

The Public, CNS, Asha Parivar and India's green party, Socialist Party (India), fully endorse this important campaign led by young people, Towards A Better World campaign. This campaign is aimed to encourage everyone to take individual actions to "Be The Change" and make this world a better place.

Watch the campaign launch at 3pm on 24 July on YouTube:


* Welcome by Anand Vardhan Singh, founder-Editor, The Public

* Experience sharing and solidarity from:
  • Ariadne, from Fridays For Future in Greece
  • Ayesha Imtiaz, from Fridays For Future in Pakistan
  • Kingsley Odogwu, from Fridays For Future in Nigeria
  • Zeno, from Youth For Climate Justice/ FFF, Brest, France
  • Yueping Guo, China Youth Network, China
  • Shelani Palihawadana, Sri Lanka (youth activist on disability and gender rights)
  • SM Shaikat, youth activist in Bangladesh
* Introducing Towards A Better World campaign: Abhay Jain

* Address by ecologist Dr Lubna Sarwath, Telangana General Secretary & Spokesperson of Socialist Party (India)
* Campaign launch by senior activist Medha Patkar and her address

* Discussion on environmentally destructive Char Dham highways project in Himalayas connecting Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath on which Chairman of a High Powered Committee appointed by Supreme Court, Ravi Chopra, has given a report with which majority of the members of committee, presumably under the influence of BJP government, do not agree.
- Presentation by Mallika Bhanot
- Moderated by Gurumoorthy Mathrubootham
* Address by Magsaysay Awardee Dr Sandeep Pandey


If YOU want to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place, we urge you to take positive steps that you find worthwhile. Kindly consider committing to Be The Change that you want to incorporate in yourself or have already incorporated. This will help to concretize your personal journey and inspire similar changes in others.