Nawazuddin Siddiqui encourages people to be 'Shiksha Superheroes'
| Updated: Jun 16, 2017 00:23 IST
New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): Bollywood's most versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui joined hands with P&G Shiksha to make a difference to lives of underprivileged children. The 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' actor, who was in the national capital to promote this noble cause, donned the avatar of 'Shiksha Superhero' for the students of a P&G Shiksha School and also emphasised on the importance of education. He encouraged the people to be 'Shiksha Superheroes' by simply choosing P&G products and contributing to the education of underprivileged children. During the event, he also shared his school memories with the enthusiastic children and emphasised on the importance of extra-curricular activities for their holistic development while having an entertaining interaction with them. Speaking on the occasion, Shiksha Superhero Siddiqui remarked, "This is the first time that I have associated with P&G Shiksha. I am delighted to witness the difference that this movement has made by building and supporting more than 1,000 schools that will impact the lives of more than one million children across India. I grew up as an insightful child amidst a huge joint family of farmers in Budhana, a small town of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, where education was hard to get. We worked hard for it. I feel strongly for this cause as education has played a vital role in shaping my professional and personal life." He further added, "I realised today that it is very easy to be a Shiksha Superhero in real life. A simple act on your part can improve the lives of underprivileged children and make a big difference to their future. Everyone can become a real-life Superhero. All you have to do is choose P&G products and become part of the P&G Shiksha movement that will enable you to contribute towards education of underprivileged children. Like me, I want to encourage the people of India to be 'Shiksha Superheroes' by making this simple brand choice. It is an ordinary act and a very small contribution from our end but has a large impact on the lives of these children." Having built and supported over 1,000 schools till date that will impact the lives of over 10,00,000 underprivileged children, P&G's flagship Corporate Social Responsibility programme P&G Shiksha continues to march forward with the motto 'Padhega India, Badhega India'. Now in its 13th year, P&G Shiksha continues to make critical infrastructure and learning interventions by building and supporting schools across the country thereby providing underprivileged children with access to education. (ANI)