She is a star, a beauty queen, an inspiration to millions of people irrespective of race, gender, nationality etc because she is someone who breaks barriers and gives platform to others. Despite her hectic busy schedule, she always find time to spread goodness and kindness through her works. She is on a mission to spread about the importance of education especially among children and girl child. She fights for equality and talks about it.
True to what she said during Miss World 2000 contest, she continues to work to make a difference in whatever way she can. In the finale of Miss World 2000 held in London, Priyanka was asked, “What do you want to happen after this, obviously you would like to win but if you won is this a stepping stone to something else in life?” She replied, “Well it’s a stepping stone to anything I want to do because Miss world is a platform where I get a chance to influence people’s thoughts, mind, and action which is the biggest power of them all. And to be able to do that will give me the power to help people understand what their rights are and what they can be, the best they can be.”
And when she was asked about who she thought was the most successful living woman. She mentiones Mother Teresa. She adds, “There are a lot of people whom I admire and who have influenced me. One such person whom I admire from the bottom of my heart is Mother Teresa, for being so considerate, passionate and kind … giving up her life to put smiles on people’s faces. And I really respect her for that.”
Her philanthropic work echoes what she said in Miss World 2000 finale Question n Answer round. She is a living proof of beauty queens who does things what they said. And what they said is not just to earn points and win the crown. Priyanka Chopra is definitely one of them and one of the few biggest stars to do so.
Priyanka’s Africa Diary:
Priyanka Chopra is a supporter of environmental charities and is brand ambassador for NDTV Greenathon, an initiative to support eco-friendliness and provide solar power to rural villages without electricity supplies. Appointed as India’s UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights on 10 August 2010, she has spoken about issues relating to children and has work closely with NGO’s. She also launched the “Save the Girl Child” campaign, which aims to change the attitudes of Indians towards girls. In 2011, she adopted a tigress and in 2012, she adopted a lioness at the Birsa biological park, paying for both animals’ upkeep for a year. She donated ₹5 million (US$78,000) to Nanavati hospital to build a cancer ward. The ward, which is named after her late father, was inaugurated by her in 2013. The same year, she provided voice-over in English and Hindi for the documentary film Girl Rising for the organisation of the same name. She was invited as one of the speakers alongside Gordon Brown, Steve Wozniak, Bill Clinton, and Charlie Baker for the 50th anniversary of the World Leaders Conference at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston. From being India’s UNICEF Goodwil Ambassador in 2010, she was appointed as the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2016. These are just some of the amazing works she has done as a celebrity who knows she can influence people in good and better way.
Currently, Priyanka Chopra is in Africa on a mission to end child abuse. She shares her experience about Africa through her official social Media.
Sarah Sithole or Mbuya(granny) is just 58 years old. Thomas 14(green) wants to grow up and be a driver and Luckmore 17 (stripes) wants to be a mechanic.. Mbuyas daughter left her sons (from teenage pregnancies) in her care because she got married and her husband did not want these kids. Mbuya sells vegetables to send them to school and survive. She was cooking sweet potatoes for lunch and shared them with me.. she hopes her grand sons will look after her in her old age because she has raised 5 children and 7 grandchildren.. and still has backbreaking work to do every day just to survive. Thank you for sharing your home and story with me.. 🙏🏻 @unicef #EndViolence #zimbabwe
This is Mashava, she is 11 years old.. she is the sole caretaker of 4 children..2 siblings and 2 cousins as her parents are dead and her grandmother who was their caretaker had a stroke so is bed ridden. Mashava doesn't want to go to school anymore because she feels like her dreams r not worth anything as she is a young mother to her family.. if u carefully look at her eyes you will see the blank stare of submission to what her life is and will be. So much strength and bravery. My heart broke. I don't have words. 🙏🏻 thank you #unicef for all the help you provide these children. Thank you letting me help.