UN appoints Anupam Kher as the newest gender equality advocate for the HeforShe campaign
Anupam Kher has been appointed as the ambassador of the United Nations’ (UN) ‘HeforShe. This is an extremely proud moment for India and it is great to see someone as influential as him coming forward to show his support for gender equality.
Anupam Kher took to Twitter to share this news on Twitter. –
Thank you for the Honour and the Responsibility. Shall try my best to work towards Gender Equality worldwide.:) https://t.co/Hazyg6xLAv
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) August 19, 2015
Anupam is now the only second Bollywood star to be appointed by the organisation for this cause. We previously informed that Farhan Akhtar got appointed as the 1st male goodwill ambassador for UN Women in South Asia.
The description on the website, HeforShe reads,
Now it’s time to unify our efforts. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.
You must have seen Emma Watson’s powerful speech for the campaign. If you haven’t, you must, right away. Click here to watch.
Anupam Kher joked saying he did the math and was certain that he would be alive to see the day women are treated as equals.
He also said, that he would personally reply to tweets and posts from his fans and followers if they sign up for the campaign. He said,
I pledge to respond to each of my followers who sign up to #HeForShe.
You can check his Twitter profile and can see that he has been responding to everyone trying to get in touch with him regarding this. He has been retweeting and replying.
This is a proud moment for India. Many congratulations to you, Anupam Kher. We hope that more and more Indians become aware of this campaign and understand the importance of gender equality.