Rani Mukherji, who will be seen in the role of a cop in the upcoming Bollywood film Mardaani visited the Priyadarshini Vidya Mandir to lend her support for the Coca-Cola Support My School Campaign. Along with Mr. Sumanta Datta, Vice-President, Company Bottling operations, Coca-Cola, India the actress presented a Mardaani Medal of Bravery to five girls in the school. These girls have shown courage and overcome odds to get this medal.
Speaking at the occasion, the actress said “The film Mardaani is about a bold police inspector. The film focuses on the grave issues of human trafficking. With the help of this character, the director has tried to encourage women to stand up against the injustices and evoke the spirit of Mardaani in their lives. Education is a huge tool in making the women empowered. And Support My School campaign is a great way of encouraging and educating the girl child. This is indeed a great initiative and this is the reason why we thought of joining hands with this campaign”.
The visit was part of the Support My School campaign which focuses on the revitalizing of schools in the rural and semi-urban areas. Basic amenities like safe drinking water, libraries, separate toilets for the boys and the girls and the promotion of the sports fall under this campaign. Lack of proper hygiene at the schools has also been found to be a major cause of dropouts among the female students. This happens mainly during the puberty period among the girls.
With Mardaani, Yash Raj Films wants to empower women and also make them aware of their potentials. We wish team Mardaani all the best for the film.