UN Anthem for the Fight Against Poverty
Hindu.com reports on the new UN anthem for the fight against poverty:
Poverty has no caste or gender, but it now has a voice in the form of music virtuoso A R Rahman, whose English single “Pray For Me Brother” will be the UN’s anthem for its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) campaign.
The MDGs comprise a set of eight promises by world governments to end poverty, hunger and disease by 2015.
After rocking India with his “Vande Mataram”, Rahman’s first English song, released by Universal Music, is his call to wipe poverty off the face of the earth.
The power of music and art can help raise awareness and concern. The UN can’t end poverty and hunger on its own. Hopefully powerful songs such as Rahman’s will inspire more people to get involved.
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