Priyanka Chopra graces Lucknow on UNICEF field visit to promote gender equality
Super actress and multifaceted leading personality Priyanka Chopra, an icon for both Bollywood and Hollywood, is currently in the City of Nawabs. And this visit, is not for a movie promotion or film shooting but for a noble cause. Chopra, who is the Global United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, has, for a long time, stood as a youth icon throughout the world, especially for young women.
In a video, she emphasised on her purpose of visiting Lucknow, "I'm keen to understand how the needle has shifted for women and children in the state of Uttar Pradesh. I want to see, first hand, how technology and innovation is making that shift at scale."
The actor's agenda in the city
Chopra, who spent a part of her childhood in Lucknow, studying in La Martiniere Girls' College, mentioned that she was looking forward to this field visit.
She's in town for two days with an aim to fulfill certain social responsibilities. During this field tour in the city, she will visit Lalpur primary school, the UNICEF office in Gomti Nagar, 1090 women powerline, 181 One Stop Center, Junior High School in Uttardhona, Chinhat, Avanti Bai Women’s Hospital Golaganj, and a few other places on the radar.
Here to note the state of girls’ education, observe the scenario, report from the ground in order to ultimately strengthen women and girls, she will also witness the progress of the work done by UNICEF here, to end violence and discrimination against women.
"Gender inequality results in unequal opportunities & it is the girls that are the most disadvantaged," says Chopra.
On a path to gender equality
Throughout the years, the 'Barfi' superstar has done some great work in raising voices against child marriage, all kinds (physical, emotional and sexual) of violence against children and women, and, evidently, continues to do the same.
Young girls bear the harshest brunt of gender inequality, she mentioned, in a video. Chopra, who is here to listen, first hand, to the challenges and struggles women face daily, was welcomed with huge appreciation and heaps of warmth and applause in Lucknow.