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Priyanka Chopra makes heads turn at UNICEF Snowflake Ball, receives Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award. See pics

Priyanka Chopra, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, was honoured with the organisation’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.

bollywood Updated: Dec 04, 2019 17:36 IST
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Priyanka Chopra received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.
Priyanka Chopra received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.
         

Priyanka Chopra made heads turn at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York on Tuesday evening in a stunning red one-sleeved gown. The actor was honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work.

 

On the sidelines of the event, Priyanka opened up about her journey with UNICEF. “I had just become an actor and I was figuring out that I had this platform. I had started associating with causes that I believed were important. I was working with thalassemic children, children’s wards and suddenly I realised that there was a theme – that I was working with a lot of kids. My then manager Natasha Pal told me that there is this organisation called UNICEF and maybe I should volunteer,” she said.

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“I started reading up a lot more and I started volunteering my time. A couple of years later, I became a national ambassador in India and then two years ago, I became a global ambassador for the UNICEF. The journey has been now 13 years,” she added.

 

 

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In June this year, Priyanka was announced as the recipient of the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award and she wrote on Twitter that she was “humbled”.

“So humbled. Thank u @UNICEFUSA for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the #UNICEFSnowflake Ball in December! My work with @UNICEF on behalf of all the world’s children means everything to me..Here’s to peace freedom & the right to education #ForEveryChild,” she tweeted.

 

As UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka met and interacted with children in Ethiopia in May this year. She got a pat on the back from “proud husband” Nick Jonas, who shared pictures of her with wrote in an Instagram post, “@priyankachopra is so inspiring to me and so many people around the world every day. The work she does with @unicef is incredible. #proudhusband.”

 

On the work front, Priyanka has been busy shooting for Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger, which also stars Rajkummar Rao.

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