Speaking at the occasion, Trisha said, “I feel honored with this recognition. I commit myself to create more awareness of health, education, nutrition and protection of children, especially the adolescents and young people in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. I would support the efforts of the government to make Tamil Nadu malnutrition-free and open defecation free.”
Trisha interacted with over 50 children who were present at the function. During her interaction with them, she stressed on girls education, a magic bullet to eliminate social evils like child marriage and child labor. “If all the girls attend school up to 18 years, we can eliminate child marriage and child labor. In long run, girls’ education will also contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition among children,” Trisha added.
However, it was not just Trisha who was excited about this. Her proud mommy Uma talked about how her daughter helps her grow along with her. Taking it to social media, Uma said, “Trisha conferred UNICEF Celebrity Advocate status for Child Rights. On Children’s taking, she is taking baby steps donning a different Avatar and a different role. Indeed a proud moment. Feel very humbled, thankful and grateful. And with my daughter, its always expect the unexpected. And with her, I grow too.”