UNICEF appoints singer Nahid Afrin as first ‘Youth Advocate’ of northeastern region
Popular singer Nahid Afrin of Assam has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the northeastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights. The UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society.
UNICEF’s India representative Yasmin Ali Haque said 17-year-old Nahid was appointed as ‘Youth Advocate’ in the North East at an event in Guwahati yesterday.
“UNICEF believes that the voice of the young population makes more impact as they have a unique power to galvanise their peers around issues they are passionate about” Haque said.
Nahid made her playback debut in the 2016 Bollywood film ‘Akira’ starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. She received the best female playback singer award at the Assam state Film Award 2018.