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Bollywood actress Dia Mirza appointed Wildlife Trust of India's brand ambassador

5 June, 2017 9:10 AM
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Bollywood actress Dia Mirza appointed Wildlife Trust of India's brand ambassador

Using her celebrity status, the actress has been an ardent advocate for nature conservation in India to bring conservation issues before a wider, more mainstream audience. 

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Dia Mirza was appointed brand ambassador for the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) on World Environment Day, which is on held on June 5 each year worldwide, on Monday.

Using her celebrity status, the actress has been an ardent advocate for nature conservation in India to bring conservation issues before a wider, more mainstream audience.

"I'm proud to be part of the team that's securing India's natural heritage," Dia said.

"I deeply admire WTI's mission to conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals in partnership with communities and governments. In my role as brand ambassador, I look forward to launching and elevating the message of WTI's next vital nationwide campaign, where we celebrate India's mighty elephants through the Gaj Yatra," she added.

According to Vivek Menon, Executive Director and CEO of WTI, Dia has been supporting their work for long.

"Over the next few months we will be launching our mega campaign to celebrate elephants across the country, and having Dia on board as a social influencer would be an eminent addition to our team," Menon said.

Dia has lent her support to WTI's wildlife conservation endeavours for several years now and is a founder-member of the organisation's Club Nature initiative, a statement from the WTI said.

The Gaj Yatra, which will be launched in August 2017, is part awareness campaign, part celebration. It is an 18-month road show through 13 states; a confluence of local art, culture and imagination that aims to build a groundswell of public support for India's elephants.

Dia, who was last year made an ambassador for the Swachh Bharat Mission's 'Swachh Saathi' programme, has been the face of several pivotal environmental and humanitarian campaigns.

Source: zeenews.india.com

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