The Pratham Education Foundation today appointed eminent actor and living legend of Bollywood, Mr Anupam Kher, as their Goodwill Ambassador. “It is a pleasure to welcome Anupam Kher as Pratham Goodwill Ambassador,” said Madhav Chavan, CEO Pratham Education Foundation. “I hope he can help spotlight the key issues concerning education and help Pratham achieve its mission of “every child in school and learning well.”
One of the greatest actors of contemporary cinema and recipient of the Padma Shri Award, Anupam’s critical and commercial success runs over 100 plays and almost 400 films. While Anupam’s accomplishments as an actor are well known, it is his determination to use his eminence to help India’s children go to school and learn well, that has led to his appointment as a Pratham Goodwill Ambassador. Anupam will also be hosting Pratham’s informative and educational TV programme called “Angrezi OK Please.”
“I have always been drawn to the cause of children’s education which is why I have founded a School of Life Programme. I am certain a lot of synergy will be unleashed in being appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Pratham and in leveraging my media image. By becoming Pratham’s public face, I hope to augment in its fund raising, capacity enhancement and other initiatives dedicated to the cause of children’s education,” said Anupam Kher.
As Goodwill Ambassador, Anupam will undertake a planned trip to the USA later this year to meet with and encourage supporters of the organisation in association with Pratham’s USA chapter.
Veteran actor Waheeda Rahman has been a Pratham Goodwill Ambassador for several years now, and has supported the NGO by helping to raise awareness about the issues of education and learning.