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Priyanka Chopra doesn't believe in making new year resolutions. "I don't make them, I never believe in keeping any resolutions", she tells me. But there is something special that she plans to do in 2016, an issue close to her heart that she wants to pursue and support. While Deepika Padukone has a mental health organisation Live Laugh Love that supports those battling depression, PC has been championing another cause for over a decade.
Talking about her passion for supporting education for girls she says, "I have been involved with UNICEF for 10 years, I have been their goodwill ambassador for seven. For me education is very important and I have been an advocate of it for years. My foundation works on health and education, to me education in India is a very important issue. Education not just formally but the ability for girls to be able to have ammunition to stand on their own feet, whether it is learning how to sow or cook, small things where girl can have financial independence. My mother taught me that since I was a child, if you have financial independence then no matter where you go you will always have courage and confidence that you don't depend on anyone else."
Not just girls, but education of boys is also very important according to her, "So education of boys in terms of how to think, how to respect women, how to live within a nation which is like ours. In our country girls don't go to school because parents are afraid to send them, thats also education. Talking about issues and not hiding, we need to teach our society to treat men and women if not equally then at least with respect. Women have been second class citizens for a very long time in the whole world, its time for people to give women their due for their merit. So thats been something very close to me and I will continue to work on it."
We need more actors like PC who use their position to better our society. More power to you girl!
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