UNICEF India 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 handout issued on behalf of the actor said.
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India said they’re delighted to possess Khurrana as a UNICEF celebrity advocate as they believe that his support will help in creating awareness about the difficulty .
“He will bring sensitivity, passion and a strong voice for each child, with a selected focus towards ending violence against children.
Ayushmann’s support will help increase awareness about this important issue, especially now with COVID-19 heightening the danger of violence and abuse against children thanks to the extended lockdown and therefore the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic,” Haque said during a statement.
Khurrana, who shares two children with wife Tahira Kashyap, said he’s pleased to partner with UNICEF as he believes that each child deserves the simplest start in life.
“As I watch my children play within the safety and happiness of our home, i feel about all the youngsters who never get to experience a secure childhood and get older with violence reception or outside.
With UNICEF, I anticipate to supporting the rights of the foremost vulnerable children, in order that they get older as happier, healthier, educated citizens in nurturing environments free from violence,” he said.
On the work front, Khurrana are going to be teaming up again for a movie together with his “Article 15” director Anubhav Sinha. The actor will soon begin shooting for Abhishek Kapoor’s next during which he plays a cross functional athlete.