"The fight isn’t over just yet!"
Amid the surge of Covid-19 cases in India, a new awareness video has brought together several celebrities including Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka is seen in the UNICEF India music video alongside Amitabh Bachchan, singers Shankar Mahadevan and Harshdeep Kaur, Indian Idol 12 winner Pawandeep Rajan and Olympic medalist PV Sindhu.
The music video, which was shared on Twitter by UNICEF India, begins with Amitabh giving an important message.
Amitabh says: “The tough time is not over, so it is important to make a promise to yourself and resolve to move forward keeping in mind the lessons learnt from the past.”
In the music video, people can be seen wearing masks, getting vaccinated, washing their hands and maintaining social distancing.
Priyanka, too, is seen wiping down the handrail of a staircase with a sanitiser.
The lyrics “We need to remain prepared, and fully responsible” are by noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
At the end of the music video, Amitabh says:
“We have to follow the rules and get vaccinated, this is the only way to beat the coronavirus.
“We have to be ready and completely responsible.”
— UNICEF India (@UNICEFIndia) January 19, 2022
Priyanka Chopra shared the video on Twitter and said that she was glad to be a part of the initiative.
Alongside the video, she wrote: “The fight isn’t over just yet! Covid-19 still looms large.
“Kudos to @UNICEFIndia for their continued efforts to help make a difference.
“Happy to add to such a positive message that will save lives!
“People of India, we have to be ready and completely responsible.”
UNICEF India Representative Yasumasa Kimura added:
“We are extremely grateful for the support that this music video has received from our UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassadors, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas as well as well-known artists and sportspersons.
“The video through its powerful lyrics and music will reach out to people with the message that each of us needs to be responsible for our behaviour and actions to control the pandemic.
“We can do this through vaccination and following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.”
In 2020, Priyanka shared a video in which she revisited her journey as a UNICEF ambassador.
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Priyanka called being part of the UNICEF “one of the greatest honours” of her life.
The video, shared on Instagram, showed how she met women, children and refugees in India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, Zimbabwe and other countries.
In her caption, Priyanka Chopra wrote:
“We are not on this earth alone and if you can have a positive, meaningful impact on even one life, then you will become part of the solution and not the problem.
“I’ve had the privilege of helping @unicef do just that as their Goodwill Ambassador.
“As I look back on my 20-year journey, I can truly say that this has been one of the greatest honours of my life.”