UNICEF appoints Ayushmann as celebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign
UNICEF India on Friday announced Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign, For Every Child.
Khurrana will support UNICEF towards ending violence against children. He will work towards this initiative in India and joins the likes of former football star David Beckham, who works on this campaign globally, a press release issued on behalf of the actor said.
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India, said they are delighted to have Ayushmann Khurrana as a UNICEF celebrity advocate as they believe that his support will help in creating awareness about the issue.
“He will bring sensitivity, passion and a powerful voice for every child, with a specific focus towards ending violence against children.
“Ayushmann’s support will help increase awareness about this important issue, especially now with COVID-19 heightening the risk of violence and abuse against children due to the extended lockdown and the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic,” Haque said in a statement.