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National Geographic to premiere six short films featuring young changemakers

The channel is airing this as part of its #OneForChange campaign

Defying the perception that only adults can bring about change, National Geographic’s ‘One for Change’ is celebrating the inspirational stories of six young changemakers and their love for the planet through a new initiative.

 These young champions aged 9-17 years, are debunking the myth that kids are too young to drive a change and have been working towards planet conservation. Their stories will be amplified across the Disney Star network as a special Earth Day initiative urging millions of viewers to prioritise sustainability in their daily lives.

Over the last one year, One for Change brought alive the narratives of 30 changemakers and struck a chord with the campaign reaching out to 256 million audiences across the country.

Continuing this endeavour; the baton will now be passed to their younger counterparts, spotlighting six young talented changemakers, who with their ever curious and imaginative minds have created ingenious solutions and adopted innovative methods to planet conservation.

Each film will bring to life the vision, efforts and enterprising techniques that most of these resilient changemakers have embraced, with an aim to inspire and encourage planet conscious viewers to take that one step and ‘be the one for change’.

The six young changemakers who are making a difference are:

  • Bodhisatva Khanderao – 15-year-old Bodhisatva and his mother visit schools, colleges, self-help groups, gram panchayats and spread awareness about aforestation and tree plantation.
  • Prasiddhi Singh – 10-year-old Prasiddhi, an awardee of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021, founded the ‘Prasiddhi Forest’ and aided plantation of over 1 Lakh trees across the country.
  • Haaziq Kazi – A dreamer who dreams of reducing plastic waste in oceans, designed an intelligent prototype ship which could suck the plastic waste and clean the oceans.
  • Thaaragai Aarathana – Aiming to spread awareness and to protect marine life from plastic waste, 8-year-old Thaaragai is on a mission to clean the ocean bed of plastic waste by doing cleanliness drive.
  • Ridhima Pandey – The 14-year-old young activist believes in the power of complaints made to world leaders to influence climate action and raise voice against any phenomenon that threatens the climate.
  • Ankith Suhas Rao – Ankith believes that small questions lead to big changes, if the right questions are addressed to the right people and on the right platform.


“National Geographic is committed to illuminating and furthering the knowledge of our planet for our viewers to better understand and care about our world. We launched One for Change last year as an initiative to empower individuals to bring about a small change by showcasing remarkable stories of incredible individuals. This year, we are taking it a step further by spotlighting young heroes who are passionate, determined and are harnessing their creative young minds to build a better home. We are happy to advocate these eco conscious stories across the country on the Disney Star network and encourage many others to walk the path of change,” said Kevin Vaz, Head – Network Entertainment Channels, Disney Star.

Premiering on the television platforms of National Geographic and the entertainment channels across Disney Star network, the films will also be released on National Geographic India’s social media handles.

Under #OneForChange campaign, National Geographic will premiere six impactful short films featuring young talented changemakers starting April 22nd 2023.

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