Ayushmann Khurrana joins David Beckham to end violence against children
New Delhi : UNICEF India has roped in national award winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate for supporting its work around ending violence against children. Ayushmann will work towards this initiative in India as he joins the likes of David Beckham, who works on this campaign globally.
Welcoming the talented actor as a celebrity advocate for children’s rights, Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative in India said, "I am delighted to welcome Ayushmann Khurrana as a UNICEF celebrity advocate. He’s an actor who challenges the boundary of every role he plays. He will bring a sensitivity, passion and a powerful voice for every child, with a specific focus towards ending violence against children."
"He will bring a 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," she added.
The actor also posted the video on Instagram in which Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative in India welcomed Khurrana as a celebrity advocate for children's rights.
Expressing his happiness to have partnered with UNICEF as a celebrity advocate, the Badhaai Ho actor noted, "I believe that everyone deserves the best start in life. As I watch my children play in the safety and happiness of our home, I think about all the children who never get to experience a safe childhood and grow up with violence at home or outside."
On the professional front, Ayushmann is all set to team up with 'Kedarnath' director Abhishek Kapoor for his next film.