Last week, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced Bollywood star and passionate climate warrior Bhumi Pednekar as its first national champion for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Bhumi Pednekar on her role as UNDP First National Advocate: “I hope that all the work I do goes towards making the world more equitable in many ways”
As National Champion, Bhumi will support UNDP India’s efforts to raise awareness and mobilize support for the SDGs, a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Bhumi made her first appearance in her new role at the launch of the flagship magazine, Inspiring India. The second issue of the magazine is a tribute to the exceptional women of this country and their indomitable spirit to challenge the status quo, break stereotypes and make change happen.
As shared by Hindustan times, UNDP India asked Pednekar a series of questions about his journey, inspirations and more at the launch event. Pednekar expressed her happiness at achieving such an honor, sharing, “I am thrilled and it is a great honor that they (UNDP) thought I was worthy of taking on this responsibility.”
“For a long time, I did my bit and gave back to society through my work, but now, when I collaborate with an institution like UNDP, I would help my voice reach more people and people who need it. most. It’s a very rewarding feeling for me,” she added.
The event was also attended by Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator for India; Manasi Joshi, Indian para badminton player; Ralf Heckner, Swiss Ambassador to India and Freddy Svane, Danish Ambassador to India. “As influential people, the idea is that we have to achieve all the goals so that this world becomes a fair and equal place for everyone,” Pednekar further said.
“Either way, whether through my on-screen work or off-screen contribution, the idea is to spread the right message to inspire as many people as possible to take the right path,” he said. “I hope that all the work I do goes towards making the world more equal in many ways,” she added.
This inspirational India issue has a special message from the President of India, Droupadi Murmu. It also features Nykaa entrepreneurs and founders Falguni and Adwaita Nayar, para-badminton champion Manasi Joshi, Indian soccer team captain Sunil Chhetri, Padmashri award-winning eco-feminist Jamuna Tudu and UNDP India Youth Climate Champion, Prajakta Koli.
Bhumi has been associated with UNDP India as a Women@Work Champion since 2022. She has raised awareness on issues such as gender-based violence and climate action. She also voluntarily turned to vegetarianism to walk lighter on the planet.
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