Representatives of The Global Poverty Project, Chris Martin of Coldplay and actress Freida Pinto on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a follow-up to last year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City, where the prime minister called for a global movement to end poverty and provide universal sanitation.
During the meeting, the delegation discussed how they can support his Swachh Bharat campaign and his initiative to provide universal sanitation throughout India by 2019. They also thanked the Prime Minister for his international leadership in elevating the cause of sanitation, with a focus on girls and women, on the global agenda.
Hugh Evans, Chief Operating Office, Global Poverty Project Inc. said,”It was an honour to spend time with Prime Minister Modi today. His leadership in India, the region, and around the world is an inspiration to many. We discussed the progress that has been made on the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign and his enduring commitment to ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. The Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen look forward to a long and ongoing association with the Prime Minister’s Office to achieve the end of extreme poverty by 2030. ”
Earlier on Wednesday, Martin gave an impromptu performance at the Summer House Café in the National Capital. The performance was missed by his fans who expressed their shock on the micro-blogging site Twitter — one of them was actor Ayushmann Khurrana.