BTS has resonated with crowds world over, yet again as they took the stage at the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last night. This marks their second appearance at the mega event of socio-political impact; their first being in 2018. Further, the group addressed future generations and the youths of today and tomorrow, world over, in the face of the global pandemic.
Featuring a long list of influential speakers, the 75th UNGA saw a spectrum of messages delivered specifically to the future generations of the world, today. BTS joined the impressive roster with a heartfelt speech reminiscent of their many encouraging words through the years. Delivering a message of hope, each member reassured viewers of their support, emphasising the importance of community during these tough times.
When You Lose Hope…
Leader, RM, kicked off the speech saying “It is a great honour for us to have this valuable oppurtunity. Two years ago, here, I asked you your name. I urged you to let me hear your voice.” Further, he added, “COVID-19 was beyond my imagination. And, I became alone. I looked up. But, couldn’t see the stars at night.” Taking over, Jimin added, “Yesterday, I was singing and dancing with fans. And, now my world had shrunk to my room”.
Furthering this message of hope, rapper, SUGA continued, saying, “Life became simple, maybe, for the first time. It is a precious time – unwanted, but welcome.” J-Hope then continued, “Our lives are unpredictable. We don’t know all the answers”. And, in a touching moment that followed, Jin reflected, “I found again the people I love. The other members, my friends and my family.” He continued, “I found the music I love, and I found myself.”
“Life Goes On,” says BTS
Approaching the end, an important line arrived – “In a world of uncertainty, we must cherish the importance of ‘me’, ‘you’ and ‘us'” And, finally, the youngest, Jungkook, arrived with a message of sincerity – “If our voices can give strength to people, then that’s what we want, and that’s what we’ll keep doing.”
And, RM finally ended the heartfelt message at the 75th UNGA – “Now, more than ever, we must try to remember who we are and face who we are. We must try to love ourselves, and imagine the future. BTS will be there with you.”
By: Ahalya Narayanan