Dia Mirza: Children are the changemakers

Updated: Dec 16, 2016, 09:36 IST | PTI

Actress Dia Mirza, who is Unicef's celebrity advocate, says she wants to use her stardom for the good of children as they are not only the future but also the present of a country

Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

Actress Dia Mirza, who is Unicef's celebrity advocate, says she wants to use her stardom for the good of children as they are not only the future but also the present of a country.

"We often tell our children that they are the future of the country, let us tell them that they are our present and we should nurture them that away," Mirza said at the 'adolescent and young people meet' here.

"It is their present contribution, which should be valued," she said while speaking at the gathering that was organised last evening to commemorate 70th anniversary of Unicef.

The 35-year-old actress, a former Miss Asia Pacific, said that the progress of a society is difficult unless the aspirations and basic requirements of the children are fulfilled.

"There is no point of my stardom or celebrity status if it cannot be used for the good of children. It is a blessing for me that I am associated with Unicef. There is a lot of work that is yet to be done and I am sure we would collectively do it for the children," she added.

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