Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has been appointed as the National Ambassador by the United Nations department of children rights on Sunday, PinkVilla reported.
UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) shared the news of the actor’s appointment today and said that Ayushmann will serve as a celebrity advocate for ending violence against children in India.
The 38-year-old actor stated that: “It is truly an honor to further my advocacy for children’s rights with UNICEF India as a National Ambassador.”
He further said “I am passionate about the issues facing children and adolescents in India. As UNICEF’s Celebrity Advocate, I have interacted with children and spoken on internet safety, cyber bullying, mental health, and gender equality.”
Talking about his new role, he added: “In this new role with UNICEF, I will keep up a strong voice for children’s rights, especially for the most vulnerable supporting solutions for issues that impact them the most.”
The An Action Hero also shared this news on his Instagram handle and wrote: “An honour to be appointed as the @unicefindia National Ambassador. I’ve been closely associated with UNICEF for the past two years and look forward to advocating for the rights of every child across India.”
In Addition, Ayushmann is set to hit the silver screen with the sequel of his 2019 blockbuster film Dream Girl.