Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan was today honoured with a Green Globe award for outstanding efforts by a celebrity to fight climate change. The 35-year-old actor, who received the award from noted environmentalist RK Pachauri, said he has always tried to associate himself with organisations who make efforts for a greener future.
Talking to the PTI, Abhishek Bachchan said, "I am humbled to have got this award. I remember as a young student in boarding school I was taught about how much our earth is suffering due to our style of living. But as I left school and became an actor I somehow lost touch with all these things. But I met Dr Pachauri and that reiterated the belief in me that I can make a difference."
The Bollywood actor promised to use his star power to educate people about the problems. Abhishek Bachchan added, “As an actor I have a platform to reach out to the masses and I want to put that to full use. I will continue to spread the message of global warming and educate people about the problems we might face in the future."
The actor also said it is the youth, who can bring about a major difference in tackling the issue of global warming. "I believe the youth of our country is very powerful and sure about things it has to do. It is them who can bring about a major difference in tackling these climates issues. I hope the next time we don't need such award functions to highlight the issues of climate but every individual realises his/her responsibilities towards the environment."