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Gandhi inspired Shakira

entertainment Updated: Mar 07, 2010 18:39 IST
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Shakira

Colombian singer Shakira, who was awarded a medal by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for her work to promote social justice and the advancement of children worldwide, says she has followed Mahatma Gandhi’s maxim.



In her remarks, the singer said, “Gandhi used to say ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ and I’ve followed that maxim.” Shakira thanked ILO for the prize and dedicated it to all children suffering from violence and extreme poverty, which is the focus of her Barefoot Foundation.