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UNICEF appoints Singer Nahid as first Youth Advocate of NE region

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has appointed popular singer Nahid Afrin of Assam as the first 'Youth Advocate' of the northeastern region to fight for child rights.
UNICEF appoints Singer Nahid as first Youth Advocate of NE region
  • UNICEF engages 'Youth Advocates' to harness their voice as agents of change in society.

About Nahid Afrin:

  • Nahid had made her playback debut in 2016 Bollywood film 'Akira' starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.
  • She received best female playback singer award at the Assam state Film Award 2018.

About United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF):

  • UNICEF is a special program of UN devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children.
  • It was created in 1946 to provide relief to children in countries devastated by World War II. 
  • It is headquartered in New York City.
  • After 1950, it directed its efforts toward general programs for improvement of children's welfare, particularly in less-developed countries and various emergency situations. 
  • Its broader mission was reflected in present name adopted in 1953. 
  • It was awarded Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965.

Question:

Q. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has appointed which popular singer of Assam as the first 'Youth Advocate' of the northeastern region to fight for child rights?
a. Shahid Afrin
b. Nahid Afrin
c. Abida Afrin
d. None of the above
UNICEF appoints Singer Nahid as first Youth Advocate of NE region UNICEF appoints Singer Nahid as first Youth Advocate of NE region Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on November 26, 2018 Rating: 5

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