On Tuesday, Priyanka Chopra looked ecstatic in a red dress as she walked up the stage to receive the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work.
The award ceremony was held at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York.
At 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.
“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.
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.