Sharmeen Obaid appointed HIV/AIDS goodwill ambassador

SAARC Selection Committee choose Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy as Goodwill ambassador, with Ajay Devgan and Runa Laila.

Web Desk February 21, 2013
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy appointed as SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV and AIDS. PHOTO: BINA KHAN

Film maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was appointed as South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Goodwill Ambassador for HIV and AIDS for the year 2013 and 2014, by SAARC Selection Committee for the programme, a press release stated.

Her short film on issues of Pakistani women, Saving Face, won international critical acclaim last year and the Oscar and Emmy awards.

She will be working together with other South Asian ambassadors including Shri Ajay Devgan and Runa Laila in India. Together they will work towards creating awareness for HIV AIDS in masses and advocate the issue at regional level.

SAARC chose her for this role as her work exhibits compassion towards humanity through films and she would be able to communicate the goals and values, of SAARC’s programme, to people suffering from HIV and AIDS, effectively.


Z.Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

Congratulations Ms Sharmeen.

Stranger | 8 years ago | Reply

Shri Ajay Devgan. What has done to acheive that title 'Shri'?

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