By Ninder Kaur

Melinda Gates, Akshay Kumar, Tina Ambani, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah, A R HELLO COVERRahman, Anand Mahindra, amongst India’s most powerful givers profiled in this special issue.

Hello! India partnered with the Global Goals campaign, an initiative which aims to reach 7 billion people in 7 days, with news of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development being launched by 193 world leaders at the UN on 25th September. The Global Goals are a series of 17 ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.

To shine the spotlight on the launch of the Global Goals, Hello! India Magazine launched a special issue titled The Power of Giving, featuring interviews with the world’s most powerful change-makers. The main focus of the special edition explores the power of every person to create change through their skills, talents, influence, and social and financial capital.

The edition showcased Indian public figures and international change-makers, who have a pedigree of giving and contributing to the progress of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development agenda, formerly known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gracing the cover was Mrs. Tina Ambani, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and A R Rahman, who are each known for their influential philanthropic work in various fields.
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Tina Ambani
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The magazine profiled over 23 other high profile public figures including:

*   Richard Curtis, filmmaker & Founder of the Global Goals campaign
*   Natasha Mudhar, India Director, Global Goals Campaign
*   Melinda Gates
*   Tina Ambani
*   Anand Mahnindra
*   Parmeshwar Godrej
*   Sir Richard Branson
*   Akshay Kumar
*   Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah
*   Sudha Murty
*   Gaj Singh
*   Rajashree Birla
*   Katrina Kaif
*   The Hindujas
*   Nandan Nilekani
*   GVK Reddy
*   Roshni Nadar
*   Adar Poonawallo
*   Zarina Mehta Screwvala
*   A R Rahman
*   Jimmy Wales
*   Sara Abdullah Pilot
*   Shiv Khemka

Speaking about the partnership with Hello! India, Founder of The Global Goals campaign Richard Curtis said: “The Millennium Development Goals halved extreme poverty across the world. The new Global Goals for Sustainable Development give us the opportunity to end it for good. There’s no point in going half way. By making the Global Goals famous we can give them their best chance of working around the world – and help make us the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change. Hello! India Magazine is helping to tell everyone about the Goals and we are delighted to be partnering with them.”

Natasha Mudhar, India Director of the Global Goals campaign said: “Partnering with Hello! India Magazine to promote awareness of the Global Goals campaign is a natural fit.

Hello India is a forward-thinking, widely read and highly respected publication and it’s incredible that Hello! India took the step to shine a spotlight on an array of global issues affecting citizens in India and globally, across all spectrums of society.”

Ruchika Mehta, Editor of Hello! India Magazine said: “We were delighted to partner up with the Global Goals campaign and to launch Hello! India’s first ever Power of Giving issue. The September Issue is different to anything we have done, with a total of 100 pages dedicated to the theme of the Power of Giving, we’ve really tried to focus the issue around the Global Goals campaign, interviewing over 23 high profile personalities from India and internationally about the campaign and the Goals they are passionately supporting.

From public figures to entertainment royalty to actual royalty, we were honoured to have such inspirational people featured in the magazine, as well as playing a part in raising awareness for this amazing campaign. This is proof that through the medium of communication, be it through the written word or word of mouth, great awareness can be raised and great change in society can be achieved.”