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Akshay Kumar supports the Global Goals campaign

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MUMBAI: Actor Akshay Kumar is the first Indian personality to get behind the #dizzygoals challenge in support of a campaign to make the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development famous. 

 

Global Goals, which will be launching its campaign on 26 September, are a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030 which will be agreed at the United Nations General Assembly by 193 world leaders. 

 

Using the connection of ‘goals’, the dizzy goals challenge invites personalities and the public to run around a ball until they’re dizzy and then to try score a goal.  

 

The #dizzygoals for The Global Goals campaign is already breaking the internet as some of the world's leading footballers were challenged to shoot a dizzy penalty. Real Madrid FC and Wales national football team's Midfielder Gareth Bale took the first dizzy penalty challenge for The Global Goals. He was followed by former footballer Gary Lineker OBE, former England striker Alan Shearer OBE and Liverpool Football Club players Jordon Ibe and Joe Gomez. 

 

In India, Abhishek Bachchan's Indian Super League (ISL) team Chennaiyin FC also took the dizzy goals challenge. 

 

 

This was the second time Kumar took the hilarious challenge, this time in Dorset, UK whilst shooting for Housefull 3. The #dizzygoals challenge left India's undisputed action hero no less than dizzy. In the video Jacqueline Fernandez is also seen cheering him along.  

 

 

The Global Goals campaign, aims to make the Global Goals the most famous Goals on the planet by sharing them with seven billion people in seven days from the moment they are adopted (26 September - 2 October). The more people that know about the Goals, the more people will work to ensure global leaders drive change and the more young people will be inspired to join a new generation of Global Citizens.

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