UNICEF Names Ayushmann Khurrana As Its National Ambassador For Child Rights

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 actor Ayushmann Khurrana was appointed as the National Ambassador of Child Rights for UNICEF India on 18 February.

An overview of the news

  • Ayushmann Khurrana is known for his knack for off-beat scripts and roles.

  • The 38-year-old actor has previously worked as a 'celebrity advocate' for UNICEF-India.

  • Ayushmann was appointed as UNICEF India's Celebrity Advocate in September 2020 to advocate on ending violence against children and promoting child rights. 

  • As a national ambassador, Khurran will help UNICEF ensure the rights of all children.

  • Recently, he focused on inclusiveness and non-discrimination through gender inclusive sports on World Children's Day 2022, along with Sachin Tendulkar, UNICEF South Asia Regional Ambassador.

About UNICEF India

  • UNICEF India works to promote and protect the rights of children across the country.

  • The partnership of UNICEF with India began in 1949. 

  • The first office was established in New Delhi in 1952.

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development is a nodal agency in India.


  • UNICEF is a United Nations agency which was set up on 11 December 1946 as United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. 

  • It was renamed as the United Nations Children's Fund in 1953. 

  • It provides development and humanitarian assistance to children and mothers.

  • Headquarters: New York, United Sates of America

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