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Priyanka Chopra thanks Greta Thunberg for 'much-needed punch in the face'; Rohit Sharma calls her an inspiration

The Swedish teen activist took a sabbatical from studies to spread awareness about climate change.

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Sep 24, 2019, 07.16 PM IST
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​Rohit Sharma (C) and Priyanka Chopra (R) can't stop appreciating Greta Thunberg.
Rohit Sharma (C) and Priyanka Chopra (R) can't stop appreciating Greta Thunberg.
NEW DELHI: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg's powerful speech at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York has struck a chord with a majority of people who have raised concerns about the environmental risks of global warming.

In her speech, the 16-year-old slammed the world leaders for betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. In her speech, she emphasised that the world is waking up and that change is coming, whether we like it or not. Her teary eyes and angry voice asking the world "How Dare You?" resonated with millions around the world.


The Swedish teen has become the global face of the growing youth movement against climate inaction, and has taken a sabbatical from her studies to spread awareness about climate change. And in the process, she has become the role model for millions of teens across latitudes.

And it's not just teens who have found a hero in the young activist. Back home in India, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra thanked Thunberg for this 'much-needed punch in the face'. She wrote that a push like this was much needed to save the planet .

Team India opener Rohit Sharma called Thunberg an inspiring for the younger generation. He urged the world leaders to take some action.


'Veere De Wedding' actor Swara Bhaskar, who often tweets on topical issues, lauded the 'brave, young girl'.


Syed Zeeshan Quadri, writer and co-screenplay writer of 'Gangs of Wasseypur', also had a good word about Thunberg's speech.


Meanwhile, on Monday, the US President Donald Trump tried trolling Thunberg and her climate change speech. The followers weren't too happy about 'him picking on a teenager'.



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