Bappi Lahiri is UNESCO ambassador
Posted on Feb 20 2014 | IBNS
Kolkata, Feb 20 : Musical genius Bappi Lahiri has donned a new hat - that of the UNESCO Nepal's 'Education For All' Goodwill Ambassador under the UNESCO program.
Vinod Khetawat, Chief Patron of UNESCO's The National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Association (NAFUCON) felicitated Bappi Lahiri.
Designer Agnimitra Paul was also felicitated for women empowerment.
Other than Bappi Lahiri, Agnimitra Paul, Vinod Khetawat, also present at the event were Hari Bansha Kirati - President of UNESCO Nepal, Ananda Raj Tripathi - Secretary General of UNESCO Nepal and Pradeep Kaphle - President of UNESCO Club.
Designer Agnimitra Paul, Bappi Lahiri and Chief Patron of UNESCO Vinod Khetawat
"We feel Bappi Lahiri's words will be taken seriously as Nepal has always held the singer in high esteem. We are glad as he accepts our proposal and gives the nod to become the Goodwill Ambassador of NAFUCON," said Khetawat.
"Every child should be given the right to education. Literacy is the foundation stone on which developing nations will grow and emerge. I am very happy that my words will make a difference in the lives of millions of children. I request everyone whose words matter to join me in this quest for education for all," said Bappi Lahiri.