Actress and former Miss World Manushi Chillar is part of the #ChildhoodChallenge and is supporting UNICEF India in providing urgent help to children amid the Covid-19 crisis.
“I have been blessed and fortunate enough to have had a safe, healthy and happy childhood. Today I realise the importance of my upbringing that has impacted and shaped my value system, my perspective to the world and people, and also made me the person that I’m today,” she said.
She added: “I’m also deeply disturbed knowing how many children of my country don’t get the childhood that they deserve. The current pandemic is only increasing the threat for them when they are at such an impressionable age. But we can together make a difference.”
She said further: “UNICEF is providing urgent and life-saving support to vulnerable children. I’m supporting them and you can too. Support the #ChildhoodChallenge initiative by sharing your happiest childhood memory and donate to UNICEF India the amount equal to the year you were born in.”
According to Chillar, “Let’s pledge to make the world a better place for all children and particularly save those in crisis situations.”