Actor Priyanka Chopra has been honoured with this year’s Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice. She has been doing philanthropy since long and has taken up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees in Syria and displaced people as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.
She was been invited by Harmony Foundation to get the award for lending her support and contribution towards social causes. But as she couldn’t make it for the event, her mother Madhu Chopra collected the honour on her behalf.
Madhu chopra feels extremely proud of her daughter and feels great. She said, “I humbly accept the award on her behalf. As a mother, I am immensely proud to have a child who is so compassionate and has so much kindness in her. She exemplifies the fact the more you give, the more you get.
“Even as a child, she was influenced by Mother Teresa and has been supporting Prem Niwas in Bareilly”, she added.
She also said that, “I’m sure Priyanka is humbled that her efforts have been recognised by the Foundation that believes in helping the needy and supporting the deprived and raising funds for the impoverished.”
Famous personalities such as Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare, Oscar Fernandes, Sudha Murty, Malala Yousafzai, Sushmita Sen and Bilquis Bano Edhi have been honoured with the award.
Priyanka Chopra is multi-talented star. She is a singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. She is one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities. She has received numerous awards. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017. She recently won the title of the world’s “Sexiest Asian Woman”, as well.
Currently she in USA but will be flying to India soon