Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is a highly versatile actor, thought leader and a youth icon of India. Voted by TIME Magazine as one of the ‘Most Influential People in the World’ for his clutter-breaking social entertainers that focusses on nation building through inclusivity, Ayushmann has etched his name in the history of Indian cinema. Today, people refer to his brand of inspired and disruptive cinema as ‘The Ayushmann Khurrana Genre’.
Ayushmann, who the National Ambassador of UNICEF, is now being appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Special Olympics Bharat. Through his participation, the organisation feels, he could galvanise India to cheer for the team that is looking to bring glory to our country on a global level.
Ayushmann says, “It has been a matter of personal responsibility for me as an artiste to create and foster a spirit of inclusivity in my country. I have tried to do that through my films & my work off camera because I feel the first step towards nation-building starts from being inclusive as a society.”
He adds, “I’m proud to be appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Special Olympics Bharat and urge my fellow countrymen to participate in cheering our talented team that is headed to the World Summer Games in Berlin this year.”
The Special Olympics Bharat have scaled up the preparation of the athletes ahead of the Special Olympics World Summer Games which are set to take place in Berlin, Germany between June 17– 25.
India will be sending a 280 – strong contingent comprising of 198 athletes and partners along with 57 coaches who will be competing across 16 sports disciplines at the prestigious event.