Actor Priyanka Chopra is not only thriving career-wise but has also been doing notable philanthropic work as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador. Now, the star has just been honoured with this year’s Mother Teresa Memorial Award for social justice. Priyanka received the award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes, such as her recent visit to Syria, where she met and interacted with refugee children.
It was Priyanka’s mother, Madhu Chopra, who received the award on her behalf, saying, “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.”
In the past, famous personalities such as Kiran Bedi, Malala Yousafzai, Sushmita Sen and Bilquis Bano Edhi have been honoured with the award.