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Hope to create a safer environment for girls in India: Priyanka Chopra

PTI  New Delhi, April 20, 2013
First Published: 15:26 IST(20/4/2013) | Last Updated: 15:28 IST(20/4/2013)

Bollywood actor and UNICEF goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra today said she hopes to create a safer environment for girls in the country.

"I hope I help create an environment where girls could be safe. With UNICEF, we are trying to create actual physical environment for girls where they could be safe, especially in villages," she said.

The actor said this at an art and cinema memorabilia auction organised by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and IPL team Delhi Daredevils, in association with auction house Osian's, as part of the "dare-to-care" campaign.

Talking to mediapersons later, she said that last time it was the Delhi gangrape case that she had heard of and this time it is a five-year-old's rape which is making headlines.

The actor said that as part of the campaign "we are also trying to educate parents about safeguarding their own girls as well as trying to educate boys to understand women better."  

Priyanka, also gave a cameo performance emphasising the safety of girls, at the event.

Dressed in a shimmering red saree, the 30-year-old actor performed to the opening lines of Tagore's famous poem Where the mind is without fear.

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