On her 34th birthday on Friday, actress-producer Dia Mirza joined hands with NGO Save the Children as an Artist Ambassador.
With this association, Dia will help raise awareness about malnutrition, quality education, gender equality and child trafficking. She has also made an appeal in a video message to create an unstoppable movement for change.
“I firmly believe that every person is born to make a difference. And I am thrilled to associate myself with Save the Children – the leading NGO for children; that is truly creating a big change in the areas of education, health, protection and humanitarian needs,” Dia said in a statement.
“My aim is to draw more attention to the organisation’s work so that greater support from government, corporate entities and individuals can be mobilized to benefit the most marginalized children,” she added.
Welcoming Dia to the NGO, Thomas Candy, CEO, Save the Children, said: “This association will go a long way in amplifying the voices of children. Public figures like Dia Mirza play a significant role in our effort to bring rights of children on top of the public agenda.
“They are respected influences and what they say through their work can change perceptions to lead the way to a better country for all children.”
Save the Children works across 20 states of India. It focuses on issues related to education, health and protection of children, humanitarian work especially for the most deprived and marginalized children.