TIL Desk Bollywood/ Actress Priyanka Chopra, who features in a Youtube video launched on International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, says girls must be given a chance to follow their dreams and they will do everything. The video is aimed at generating awareness around the importance of girls’ education in India.
As part of a mission to give everyone a voice and show them the world, YouTube, along with Priyanka, Bhuvan Bam, Prajakta Koli, and Vidya Vox will be releasing a series of ads to highlight the importance of educating girls.
Among a series of four ads running over the next several weeks, Priyanka, a globally acclaimed actress and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, is breaking common stereotypes girls are used to hearing in the country today.
In the video, Priyanka says, “As girls grow up, the list of instructions grow as well. ‘Ladkiyan zaada uchal kud nahin karte (Don’t jump around too much)’, ‘Ladkiyan uchi awaaz main nahin bolti (girls don’t raise their voice)’, ‘Padhai main kya rakha hai (whats’s the point in studying so hard)’, ‘Ghar hi toh sambhalna hai (you will be managing the house after all)’… so what are girls to do.