UNICEF Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has been honoured with Unicef Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award, which she will receive at the charity’s Snowflake Ball in New York City this December.
The actor took to Twitter to express her gratitude. She tweeted, “So humbled. Thank you @UNICEFUSA for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the #UNICEFSnowflake Ball in December! My work with @UNICEF on behalf of all the world’s children means everything to me. Here’s to peace freedom and the right to education #ForEveryChild.”
The actor is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, as a part of which she visited Ethiopia last month. Priyanka Chopra is known for her contribution to social causes and for being a voice for children’s education.
She has been a part of United Nation’s global “Girl Up” Campaign and is associated with several NGOs in India to raise awareness about ways to improve the education, health and safety of girl child in India. She has worked on projects around the world, visiting South Africa, Bangladesh and the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, to name just three.
Of her support for children’s causes in India, she says, “Children are the future of our country and ensuring a safe and healthy environment along with appropriate opportunities to blossom is key to a brighter future for these children as well as our country.”
Priyanka further said, “I am glad to be associated with Unicef and its various programmes that aim at empowering the children and adolescents. I strongly advocate that we need to give these children more opportunities to grow in their life. I personally feel that our regular efforts in empowering the adolescent girls will contribute to the growth of our country.”
The Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award is named in honour of Danny Kaye, who was an American actor and entertainer that worked closely with UNICEF until his death in 1987. Unicef Supporters, Marjolein and Ewout Steenbergen, will receive the Spirit of Compassion Award on the same night.