EXCLUSIVE | Raveena Tandon becomes the first entertainment industry contestant to be a delegate at W20 | Bollywood

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Actor Raveena Tandon wears a lot of hats. Apart from being a National Award-winning actor, she is also known as a philanthropist, associated with various causes. Because of the strong role she has played over the years in empowering women and the work she has done for women and girls, for which she has also been awarded by the Ministry of Women and Children. She became a pioneer after adopting two girls and became a single mother at age 21. during the Presidency of the G20 India.

“I am honored to be invited and to represent 675 million Indian women in India as part of this delegation. Women in our country contribute to diverse sectors to run the economy and their efforts should be recognized internationally,” says Tandon,

The Women 20 (W20) is an official G20 engagement group, founded during the Turkish Presidency in 2015. Its aim is to ensure that gender considerations are mainstreamed into G20 discussions and translated into G20 leaders’ statement as policies and commitments that promote gender equality. and economic empowerment of women.

“Having this summit is a fantastic opportunity to empower women and give them more rights for their full social and economic participation. The proposed priority areas to be discussed are very much in line with my expectations,” adds the actor.

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Tandon works tirelessly for the girl child, with various organizations, such as UNICEF, Cry, White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood, Spina Bifida Association and Smile foundation. She single-handedly housed 30 girls in her own house and built them an orphanage in Vasai after they were thrown out by their landlord.

She was the youngest president of CFSI. Was part of Cintaa’s advisory panel. Prime Minister Modi has praised the actress for her organ donation work. Her Rudra Foundation is committed to children, women & animal welfare. During Covid times, when oxygen was scarce, her foundation joined DCP south to ensure that 300 oxygen cylinders reached those in need. Cylinders were also sent to Radha Swami Satsang Beas, Army Hospital in Delhi and for lawyers and legal journalists in Delhi NCR through the Honorable Supreme Court Bar Association. In recognition of her passion for wildlife, she has recently been announced as The Wildlife Goodwill Ambassador of Maharashtra.

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