Educate girls, urges Unicef ambassador Priyanka

Actress Priyanka Chopra says affluent people often think higher education is not needed for their girls and as the brand ambassador for Unicef, her top priority will be educating young and underprivileged girls in slums and villages.

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Published: Sat 14 Aug 2010, 10:29 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 12:02 PM

“I have been unofficially associated with Unicef since the last few years. I went to slums to meet girls and to understand the grassroots problem. It is sad to see how many girls are subjected to work rather than being educated, be married rather than play and bear kids when they themselves are so young,” said Priyanka.

“Now, as the brand ambassador of Unicef, I can officially lend my voice to this cause of girl education. I am proud that my parents gave me the value and importance of education and of being self-made. They gave me the right to live and the freedom to be whatever I want, they gave me the power to dream and I hope every parent can do that,” she added.

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