Ayushmann Khurrana Shakes Hands With UNICEF And The Government To Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse

Aesha |Oct 21, 2019

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been roped in by UNICEF and the WCD Ministry to raise his voice about going against child sexual abuse.

Bollywood celebrities have never hesitated to put their reputation and influence to good use, especially on social issues. What we have recently learned is that that actor Ayushmann Khurrana has just joined “the force”. The UNICEF and the government have roped him in so he can speak out against child sexual abuse.

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Image source: India Today

An insider of the industry said, “Ayushmann is heartened that he can now contribute to the cause of building awareness against child sexual abuse. He wants to do his best to help the government to eradicate such crimes. He immediately said yes to the proposal to be roped in by UNICEF and the Ministry of Women & Child Development for the latter’s key initiative, the POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, 2012.”

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The ministry’s purpose is to raise people’s awareness of the legal support and protection offered by the POCSO Act to fight sexual abuse towards children. The source added,

“Ayushmann has shot a video on the topic, requesting people to be more vigilant about such cruel offenses happening around us and immediately raise voice against such disgraceful crime by reporting it to the concerned authorities.”

The campaign work towards connecting with people all over the nation through TV, the Internet as well as cinema halls. As to the insider, “Ayushmann will support it at all stages.”


Ayushmann Khurrana said when he was asked about his act, “As a socially-conscious citizen, I want to spread the word on matters that need urgent attention. POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act is a hugely important step taken by the ministry to make people aware of the protection and legal support that the act offers against child sexual abuse.”

Ayushmann, who played the lead role in the socially-relevant movie Article 15 previously this year, declared his belief that these steps will make do for the future of India. The actor said, “Crimes against children are the most heinous. I applaud the government and UNICEF’s stand on protecting the future generations of our country.”

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Ayushmann Khurrana in "Dream Girl".

On the work front, the Dream Girl star will be seen in Gulabo Sitabo. His earlier work has earned big success and he is now also prepping for the filming of Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan in Uttar Pradesh.


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