Arjun Kapoor supports Shiksha initiative, says education vital
Actor Arjun Kapoor joins hands with P&G Shiksha to support education for underprivileged children and to celebrate the 10 years of the brand's existence. The "2 States" star feels that education provides a "foundation".
Arjun is the latest to join the list of celebrities - Soha Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kalki Koechlin, Chitrangada Singh, Shruti Hassan, Vaani Kapoor, Pankaj Advani, Priyanka Upendra and Neha Dhupia - who supported the campaign to make key infrastructure interventions.
Sharing his views on joining hands with the initiative, the actor said: "Education is very important and the more we educate a child, the more it will reflect better in our country for future.
"I think regardless of what profession you choose, you need a foundation from where you get your mind from. The basic upbringing and thought process can imbibe in you by studying.
"As an actor I defintely feel my education, my upbringing and my life in those days define my existence today. So it's not only about studies, it's just about my wholesome experience of going to school, meeting new people, getting an understanding of life is what is needed," he told IANS.
To commemorate its 10th year, P&G Shiksha announces its vision to build and support 1,000 schools in the next five years.
P&G Shiksha has over the years received generous support from many thought leaders and Indian celebrities such as Anupam Kher, Kiran Bedi, Anil Kumble, Rani Mukherji, John Abraham, Abhay Deol, Farah Khan and many more.
(Posted on 05-05-2014)