Gul Panag will soon be off to Toronto to meet members of Irish rock band U2 and convince them to perform in India in order to spread awareness regarding her online programme, Social Outreach and Accreditation Programme (SOAP).
Through SOAP, Gul hopes to encourage the culture of volunteerism in India. “I’m a huge U2 fan and it is one band that cuts across age barriers. Today, no one is really interested to know about a social cause. But if it is attached with something exciting, it grabs attention,” she says. Gul’s drive will culminate with her attending the U2 concert in Toronto July 11. She has also launched a petition that allows U2 fans to sign up and send messages to the band. She hopes to give them to U2 when she is in Toronto.