On National Youth Day, Ayushmann Khurrana has confused on how the youth of the nation can struggle again towards any form of violence on them. He stated, “Only when young people come together with a common understanding and join forces in putting an end to violence against children, can we hope for some substantial changes. Influencing peer groups to recognize violence in its many forms is something the young people can do very effectively,” says Ayushmann.
The versatile actor provides, “From small actions like calling out a friend who is harassing a girl on the street or reaching out/calling helpline to report acts of violence against their peers that they come across in daily life, supporting the survivors in seeking help, or asking adults like parents, teachers and school authorities to listen to them are some concrete actions that young people can take to make a difference.”
As UNICEF’s Celeb Advocate, he says, “In 2021, UNICEF aims to build greater awareness, dialogue and public action on prevention of and response to violence against children. At the same time we need to continue to advocate for increased investment and attention to services and programmes that assist survivors of violence.”
Ayushmann hopes that by means of his affiliation with UNICEF, he’ll be capable of assist youngsters in want for pressing safety. He says, “Our goal is for every child to benefit from a loving, safe and supportive environment throughout their childhood and adolescence that will help them grow up strong and healthy – mentally and physically.”
He provides, “Violence against children is deeply pervasive in society and takes on many different forms such as bullying, sexual abuse, corporal punishment and violence online. Very often the perpetrators are people who children trust or are familiar with, including parents, family members, neighbors, and friends. Ending violence against children is everyone’s business and needs continuous efforts by each one of us.”