Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been appointed as UNICEF India’s celebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign, For Every Child. Article 15 film’s actor will support UNICEF towards ending violence against children. He will be working towards the initiative in India like the former football star David Beckham, who works on this campaign globally.
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India said, “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.”
Ayushaman said, 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. With UNICEF, I look forward to supporting the rights of the most vulnerable children, so that they grow up as happier, healthier, educated citizens in nurturing environments free from violence.”
The actor will be seen in Abhishek Kapoor’s next in which he plays a cross functional athlete.