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Ayushmann Khurrana named as UNICEF’s 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’.

Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India, said that they are happy to have Ayushmann on board.

“Ayushmann 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 said.

Ayushmann, who has two kids with Tahira Kashyap, said that he is looking forward to the project.

“As I watch my children play in the safety and happiness of our home, I think about all 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,” he said.

Ayushmann will join the likes of David Beckham who works on the project globally.

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