Priyanka Chopra has had a good run this year. The actor got her Hollywood debut opposite Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch, was mentioned in Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, and is currently shooting for the third season of her popular American television show, Quantico. Now, a source reveals that Priyanka has received the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice.
The source says, “The Mother Teresa Memorial International Awards for Social Justice aims to felicitate selfless and intrepid individuals who have channelled all of their energies and creativity to further the aims of social justice to encourage society to imbibe these virtues of peace. Priyanka received the award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes, such as her recent visit to Syria, where she met and interacted with refugee children. The actor is also UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador and is known for supporting various philanthropic activities.”
Priyanka wasn’t available to collect the award, so it was received by her mother, Dr Madhu Chopra. Madhu says, “As a mother, I am very proud to have a child who is so compassionate and kind. She exemplifies the fact that the more you give, the more you get. Even as a child, she was influenced by Mother Teresa and has been supporting Prem Niwas in Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh). It is justifiable for her to receive this award and I am immensely proud of her. I’m thankful and I’m sure she is humbled that her efforts have been recognised by the foundation, which believes in helping the needy, supporting the deprived and raising funds for the impoverished.”