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Remo FernandesRemo holds free concert for awareness on global warming
14th Apr 2008  13.00 IST
By Agencies  


Pop singer Remo Fernandes on Sunday held a free concert to raise awareness on global warming which poses threat to coastline including Goa's premier beaches.

"If we don't do anything right now, in few years, the place where I am performing will be underwater," the singer told reporters appealing the masses to wake up to this cruel reality.




Greenpeace, holding series of awareness programs in India's five major cities Kochi, Kolkotta, Mumbai, Chennai and Goa, had organized this one-hour concert at Calangute beach.

Remo had composed a special song for the concert which was an adaptation of his old song ‘Satisfaction’. "This song speaks of how Goa is being choked in garbage and plastic," the singer aptly dressed in complete green said.

The singer, who received Padmashree award, has been on forefront of social campaigns including anti-drugs, anti-Goa regional plan.

"Our governments are waiting for the things to happen so that they can act," he said.

"It's a blue alert in Goa. We are pushing the government to save earth from the climate change. We won't be able to do anything once the change occurs," Greenpeace activist Amrut Bakshi stated.

Greenpeace study about Goa has claimed that state's prime beaches along with parts of capital city of Panaji, Fort Aguada and Mapusa are under threat.



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