Priyanka Chopra lends support to campaign against anaemia

New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra will go on a nationwide tour to spread awareness on fighting anaemia among adolescents, through a short movie.

The actress was in the national capital on Wednesday to launch the nationwide Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplement (WISF) awareness campaign along with Health Minister J.P. Nadda.

Through the initiative, free pills would be distributed to teenagers across the country to eradicate nutritional anaemia among adolescents. A short video featuring Priyanka was also released.

The “Bajirao Mastani” actress, who is also UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said health and nutrition play a curcial role in the development of a country.

“I am so fortunate to be able to be associated for UNICEF for around a decade and be a part of some incredible life changing campaigns. It is in our hands to make our future better,” Priyanka said.

The Bollywood star said she added the “blue pill” to her diet.

“We started this campaign about six months ago in Bhopal and I got introduced to it for the first time. It was such an easy concept because I have a crazy lifestyle,” the actress said.

“I work 16 hours a day, travelling up and down and I don’t get time to eat. I am having this pill for the last six months. It has given me a strong immune system,” she added.

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