Ayushmann Khurrana chosen as 'State Icon of Youth' for Haryana

\"Will urge Haryanvi youth to cast vote, to push for electoral awareness\", the actor said.

Mumbai: Ayushmann Khurrana is multi talented performer who can sing and act brilliantly. The actor has bridged many functions within showbiz to become a credible movie star today. Not only writing but he also has a flair for writing and poetry. Ayushmann has been an inspiration for young folk in Haryana and his home town, Chandigarh.

Which is why the state of Haryana has chosen him to be Icon of Youth to build awareness around elections amongst the young. Haryana faces a perceptible gap in the Elector Population Ratio in terms of youth participation, which lags behind at 58.95 and is proportionately low. The state also faces a negative gender ration of 863 when it comes to voting. To address this gap amongst the youth and to spread awareness around the value of casting your vote, Ayushmann has been chosen as the State Icon.

"Voting is a choice that empowers each one of us to participate in government forming. That I have been chosen for this honour makes me feel fortunate. I will do my best to engage with everyone including the young folk of Haryana to participate in this crucial exercise of electing a government. More power to the young! "said Ayushmann Khurrana

Needless to say, this is a very prestigious recognition accorded to him based on his local popularity. At the same time, it is also a huge responsibility which Ayushmann, as always, will shoulder well as a family man and a much loved movie star. Ayushmann is also State Icon for the Union Territory of Chandigarh, his home state, for some time. His repute has brought him this recognition for a second time. Being made a youth icon for yet another state for a second time proves just that his friendly persona and success has widespread popular appeal

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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