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Preity Zinta spreads AIDS awareness to rural areas

Written by: Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama
Published: Monday, March 15, 2010, 10:49 [IST]

It's probably a season that can see a beautiful coming together of Bollywood and Philanthropy. Not that we're surprised but instead it makes us very proud how some of the most popular stars have taken it upon themselves to do their bit for the society. The name that has just pencilled itself in to this group is the pretty Preity Zinta who has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in India.

One might think that she would give a few speeches and do a few commercials and be done with. But no! Miss Zinta takes such responsibilities quite seriously. The lady would be travelling to the rural areas of Punjab where AIDS is quite rampant, and create awareness as to how one can keep the disease at bay.

If that wasn't enough, she decided that all the players of her IPL Premiere League team - King XI Punjab don red ribbons in the match against Delhi daredevils, and letting an HIV positive person to do the toss to spread the message against stigma and discrimination.

The lady is truly a bundle of surprise. Besides shooting an AIDS commercial with her team's captain Kumar Sangakkara and other team players, the team will be donating 25% of the profit they earn from selling their merchandise to UNAIDS.

India is home to 2.3 million HIV positive people; it makes us so proud to know that someone like Miss Zinta, who holds the position to create awareness about AIDS, is taking her responsibility so seriously.

Topics: ipl, kabhi alvida naa kehna, preity zinta
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