Hollywood actress and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar. She danced to the tunes of most popular Odia Song – Rangabati after a skit performed by students of KISS.
The actress, who will be in the state from February 7 to February 11, will visit various tribal schools in the state where the UNFPA has implemented programmes aimed at empowering young people and promoting sexual and reproductive health of women and girls.
During her stay in the state, the star will be exposed to the rich culture and lifestyle of tribal communities, including their varied art and handicrafts.
She will receive the Humanitarian award at the KISS (Bhubaneswar) for her passionate advocacy and commitment towards working against sexual exploitation of girls and women. The award is given annually to personalities with an exceptionally high contribution to the society in social and economic fields.
Special sessions will also be organised with tribal adolescent girls and boys for Ashley to interact and understand their challenges and aspirations.