Ricky Kej nominated in the top 3 for the highest award on Sustainability - The United Nations SDG Action Awards

The Grammy Award Winner's project, My Earth Songs, has been nominated as a finalist from over 2,000 entries

author_img Ayesha T Published :  19th April 2019 03:45 PM   |   Published :   |  19th April 2019 03:45 PM
Ricky Kej

Ricky Kej

Grammy Award winning Indian musician and noted environmentalist Ricky Kej has been nominated in the top three for the highest award on Sustainability – The United Nations 'SDG ACTION AWARDS'. Ricky Kej’s My Earth Songs project has been nominated as a finalist from over 2000 entries from organizations and individuals from 142 countries around the world. The winner will be announced on May 2 at a special Awards Ceremony held at the SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany. Ricky Kej will be attending the ceremony.

The UN SDG Action Awards recognizes individuals, civil society organizations, subnational governments, foundations, networks, private sector leaders who are advancing the global movement for the Sustainable Development Goals in the most transformative, impactful and innovative way. The UN SDG Action Awards aim to identify the top SDG advocacy change makers in every corner of the earth: Mobilizers, Storytellers, Campaigners, Connectors, Visualizers, Includers, Creatives.

Watch Ricky Kej share his message:

Ricky's My Earth Songs is a collection of 27 children's rhymes and is the world's first ever set of songs based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These songs highlight the needs of the planet, and the action that the people of this planet need to take to correct the imbalances and ensure a clean, green planet for generations to come. It aims at enlightening the young through music, igniting in them that spark - to be responsible, to spread awareness among their peers and everyone they interact with. 

The UN SDG Action Awards ensures that the nominated initiatives and projects are highlighted throughout the year as an inspiration and role model to the growing global community of SDG leaders, decision-makers and influencers. 

Ricky Kej on being nominated, said, "I am beyond thrilled to be nominated for this meaningful and prestigious award. My Earth Songs is a sincere effort to ensure a new generation of environmentally connected human beings. Everyone needs to play their part to create a more environmentally conscious society. I believe as musicians, we must use our art to raise awareness on sustainable development, and the best way is to start with children. Our audience will sing our songs, and keep humming them many times a day. One goal will catch their attention, followed by another, and another, becoming a topic of conversation that will build into a cause for action."

He added, "It's time to revive the spirit of compassion. I hope this young movement of My Earth Songs will spur a revolution to restore our planet, and help it breathe easy again!"