Hollywood actress-singer Mary Millben expressed her support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for India’s farmers in a public statement. Millben’s tweet comes in the backdrop of a row over pop sensation Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg commenting on the ongoing farmers’ protest on the outskirts of Delhi.
“Today, I join hands with my Indian brothers and sisters in the call for unity. I have faith in His Excellency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to improve the lives of Indian farmers through India’s new reforms. Agriculture is a very important part of the world economic system. Farmers are the backbone of any country’s ecosystem. We must always take care of those who work the land (farmers) and those who protect the land (soldiers). Now is the time for ambassadors of peace to rise,” said Millben.
Millben is one of the world’s new celebrated voices having performed for three consecutive US Presidents (George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump), international royalty, and world leaders. In addition, Mary has been featured at The White House, the United States Congress, the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), Off-Broadway, and in concert halls worldwide.
A career rooted in cultural diplomacy, Mary Millben has become a global voice in promoting peace and friendship through cultural engagement and using music as a tool to unite and heal the world.
Millben carries a special place in her heart for India, the Indian-American community, and Indian communities across the world. Last year, India and Indian communities worldwide were introduced to Mary following her virtual performance of India’s national anthem for India’s 74th Independence Day.
Millben’s performance received global acclaim and has now been viewed by millions. November 2020, her relationship with India and global Indian communities deepened following her virtual performance of ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’ for the Diwali 2020 global observance, now nearing 1M views. With music for both performances by Grammy nominated composer Daryl Bennett alongside coaching from her beloved Hindi teacher and former Embassy of India First Cultural Diplomat Dr Moxraj (Washington, DC), Millben has now become a household name in Indian homes all around the world.
Last year, Millben was also featured entertainment for the 2020 Nudge Inaugural Forum presented in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation and The Skoll Foundation, and for the 2020 Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit – both events convening world leaders, stakeholders, and top philanthropists from India and the United States important to the US-India relationship. Through her global platform, Millben has become an active player and cultural ambassador towards helping strengthen the US-India relationship.