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When activist Shakira sang at the World Economic Forum

business Updated: Jan 17, 2017 12:57 IST
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Celeb singer Shakira was at Davos to talk about her work to promote education and early child development .(REUTERS)

Celeb singer Shakira was at Davos to talk about her work towards promoting education and early child development. She made an impassioned appeal to business leaders from the World Economic Forum platform, but she was also made to do what she is best at -- dishing out two lines of a Latin ditty!

“Today’s babies will drive tomorrow’s business. Their capacity to contribute will shape tomorrow’s societies, will solve tomorrow’s problems,” said the Colombian star, who is also a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and was also awarded here for her humanitarian work.

Later, at an interaction with journalists on ‘global goals’ -- 16 sustainable development goals of UN -- she further called upon the business leaders and other influential voices, including journalists, to work for the cause of early child development and even talked about her two kids and her own motherhood.

After the interaction was over, a Russian female journalist gifted Shakira some wooden cloth, including two pairs of socks for her kids, and enquired about how she takes care of her children.

Stating that she was shooting for a morning programme, the journalist further asked Shakira whether she sings in the morning and went on to request her to sing a few lines.

The celebrity singer obliged her with two lines of a Mexican song to a huge applause and even wished ‘good morning’ in Russian for the viewers of the journalist’s programme.