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As Prime Minister Modi in the UN set the agenda to tackle the menace of climate change, Republic TV on Wednesday night met the founder of We The Planet Movement

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the United Nations set the agenda to tackle the menace of climate change, Republic TV on Wednesday night met the founder of We The Planet Movement. Kunal Sood, the founder of the movement told Republic TV that he uses music as a part of the movement to promote awareness about climate change. The movement, he said, aims to promote sustainable and clean energy. Republic TV also met Grammy award-winning music producer Jerry Wonda who is a part of the innovative movement. Visting his music studio, Republic TV spoke to Wonda and Kunal to know more about their commitment towards climate change. 

Speaking to Republic, Kunal said: "We the Planet is the idea that came to me less than a month ago. It came after I launched a program at the UN. The truth is there is no planet B, the most beautiful thing we have is right here on earth. So, we the planet is about reuniting and knocking in all of the generations for massive transformative purpose, driven leadership, and action. So how do we activate you, myself? One of the things that activate us is music. The music, there is always that one tune that reunites us with a massive transformative purpose."

Meanwhile, PM Modi on Monday told the world to stop talking about climate change and start acting on it. Speaking at the United Nation's Climate Action Summit, he set a 450 GW target for India's renewable energy generating capacity. Stating that the protection of nature is a part of Indian tradition, he said that it is also a part of India's future. The Prime Minister also highlighted India's motto, 'Need not greed'. "Time for talk is over, world needs to act now," PM Modi said.

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PM Modi meets US President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Modi met US President Donald Trump for bilateral talks in United Nations headquarters in New York on September 24. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a press brief after the meet said that the focus of discussion was on the 'impact of terrorism' and the origin of terror. The US President added that both countries will have a trade deal soon. The Prime Minister also gifted a framed photograph of Trump and himself taken at the Howdy Modi event to the US president. 

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PM Modi in the US

Prime Minister Modi is on a six-day US visit. He attended the mega Howdy Modi event on the first day and addressed 50,000 Indian Americans at the NRG Stadium in Houston. US President Donald Trump also made his appearance at the event. The very next day, on September 23, the Prime Minister addressed the UN Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York. On September 24, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Gandhi Solar park and spoke at a special program to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. He also met US president for bilateral talks. He addressed the GBF on Wednesday and is scheduled to speak at the UNGA on September 27. 

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