Priyanka Chopra had earlier announced that she has partnered with Facebook India for a live event called #SocialForGood to spread awareness on issues like mental health, cyber bullying and women entrepreneurship. The event took place in Mumbai today, in the presence of several other Bollywood personalities like Diljit Dosanjh, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor.
Talking about the event and influence of social media on social issues, Priyanka said in a statement: “There is no denying the power of social media. It is a force which once unleashed, is difficult to control or stop. Its force comes from the huge influence it wields and recognising that means, using it well, to do some good. I have personally witnessed the positive effects of social media in bringing awareness and action to many of the causes I hold dear to my heart. The right content can make all the difference.”
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Priyanka had previously said that she feels the idea to use it “to bring awareness to causes that matter, celebrate some real-life stories and also inspire people to do their bit for the community, is fantastic”.