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. –

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (1)

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.

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (2)

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (3)

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.

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (4)

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (5)

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 appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (6)

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (7)

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.

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (8)

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.

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (9)

Anupam Kher appointed as UN's newest gender equality advocate (10)

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.

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