Our very own Chiyaan Vikram has been selected as the Youth Envoy for the “UN Habitat” (United Nations Human SettlementProgramme). Vikram is part of the Asian Contingent wherein only4 envoys have been selected from around the world. He has beeninvited for the 23rd Governing Council meet in Nairobi, Kenya.The convention begins from 11th to 15th April 2011.
Speaking from Nairobi, Vikram said that he is “honoured to be partof this prestigious organization which works towards eradication ofpoverty, providing sustainable Urban Development and improvedlivelihoods especially for the poor.”
He further elaborated that “The UN-Habitat’s overall aim is tostimulate a healthy urban development and to promote a greeneconomy through environment development. The collectivechallenge is to eradicate slums and provide adequate housing aswell as an improved and sustainable supply of water for domestic,industrial and emergency use for the people.”
Vikram believes that Cinema has given him so much and he nowwants to return something to the people by carrying forward thegoals and mandates of the UN Habitat. People wish to change thefuture of cities for a better tomorrow and Vikram wants to help bethis change.
Vikram is actively involved in social activities and is the BrandAmbassador of “Sanjeevini Trust ”, a charitable organization aswell as the Goodwill Ambassador of “Vidya Sudha”, a school forchildren with special needs.
He is the founder of “The Vikram Foundation” which works towards providing aid to the disabled & under privileged, women& child development. He is also the precipitator of “The Kasi Eyecamp” which actively conducts free eye surgery and has restoredvision to hundreds of the under-privileged sector in India. In continuation of his various social activities, Vikram will now asan Actor Youth Icon carry across the message and work towardsfulfilling the aims and goals of the UN.
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