Hrithik Is India Ambassador For UNICEF's Sustainability Campaign

06/10/2015 4:07 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Bollywood actor, Hrithik Roshan gestures as he arrives on stage to launch the Windows platform based game Krrish 3 at a college in Bangalore on October 7, 2013. The game developed by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment and Gameshastra is based on the yet to be released Bollywood movie 'Krrish 3' in which Hrithik Roshan plays superhero. AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan has been announced as India's ambassador for 'The World's Largest Lesson', an initiative launched by the Global Goals campaign and UNICEF.

Hrithik joins international public figures like Freida Pinto, Dani Alves, Kolo Toure, Neymar Jr, Nobel peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, UNICEF ambassadors Nancy Ajram, Serena Williams and eminent advocate for UNICEF, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.

'The World's Largest Lesson' aims to teach children in over 100 countries about the new Sustainable Development Goals.

"Young people can help achieve the global goals by holding their leaders accountable for the promises they are making and by holding themselves accountable for building a better future for everyone," said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.

The Global Goals include ending extreme poverty for all people everywhere, to tackling climate change, and giving all children the opportunity to gain a quality primary and secondary education.

The campaign is also supported by Indian NGOs The Akshaya Patra Foundation and Magic Bus.

Specially created lesson plans include an animated film by author and education expert Ken Robinson that introduces the Global Goals, and a downloadable comic book by Josh Elder and Karl Kesel.

"The World's Largest Lesson is a fantastic opportunity to tell all children, everywhere what the Global Goals are and how they can play their part to make sure they are achieved," said Richard Curtis, founder of the Global Goals campaign.

41-year-old Hrithik, one of the fittest stars in Bollywood, is passionate about Goal 3 Good Health & Well-being.

"As a father, I believe that all children should have access to good education and through this education they learn how to take care of their health.

"In order to achieve the best, they need to be fit and healthy. It enables children to push their extreme. These are fundamental rights that every child deserves, hence I champion Goal 3 Good Health," the actor said in a statement.

The initiative aims to teach children in over 100 countries about the new 'Sustainable Development Goals'.

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