Assam’s singer Nahid Afrin has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the north eastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights. 17-year-old Nahid was appointed as ‘Youth Advocate’ in the North East at an event in Guwahati on Thursday.
The UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society. “UNICEF believes that the voice of the young population makes more impact as they have a unique power to galvanise their peers around issues they are passionate about,” UNICEF’s India representative Yasmin Ali Haque said.
Nahid made her playback debut in the 2016 Bollywood film ‘Akira’ starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.
“I feel honoured to be the Youth Advocate of UNICEF. I am hopeful that I’ll be able to encourage and motivate more and more children to achieve their dreams”, Nahid said on the occasion.
She appealed to her fans to support the rights of children and fight against violence on them.