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Priyanka Chopra Honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial Award

Published on December 13, 2017
Actress Priyanka Chopra who has grabbed many awards for her acting skills has been recognised for her indulgence in social activities.

She has been honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial award 2017 for social justice.
She lent her support to social causes, such as her recent visit to Syria, where she met and interacted with refugee children and this led her to receive this year's Mother Teresa Memorial award.
Priyanka's mother Madhu Chopra received the award on her behalf and said
"It is justifiable for her to receive this honourable award and I am immensely proud of her. I'm thankful and I'm sure she is humbled that her efforts have been recognised by the foundation that believes in helping the needy and supporting the deprived and raising funds for those who are impoverished," 

Priyanka as Philanthropist

  • She has been a part of the UN’s global “Girl Up” campaign, which envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. 
  • In 2010, she was appointed a UNICEF National Ambassador, tasked specifically with promoting child rights and adolescence. 
  • She has been associated with is 'Deepshikha”, a campaign that aims at strengthening adolescent and young women’s groups through imparting to members life skills, enterprise skills and networking skill training.
  • She has also been actively associated with the Awaaz Do”, campaign, advocating the cause of every child’s entitlement to free schooling through the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act.  
  • She has also helped to publicize the “Dare to Care” campaign, which urges supporters to get actively involved and demand the rights for adolescent girls across the country especially those who are excluded and marginalized. She has also given her voice to the “End Violence against Children” campaign, which aims at raising awareness about different forms of violence, including physical, emotional and sexual, and child marriage.

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