Indian thrives on its two passions; movies and cricket. Now, it seems movie stars are also doing their bit to promote other non-movie related causes. The recent news is bollywood heartthrob Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif are going to promote upcoming 34th National Games to be held in Jharkhand. The Games will be organized from the period of 21st November – 5th December 2008. Earlier, movie stars have promoted cricket, football and hockey. For example, Akshay Kumar was the brand ambassador of IPL Delhi team whereas Salman Khan was presented during Nehru Cup Football tournament.
Choice of Akshay and Katrina makes sense because of their popularity amongst youths and additionally they are a hit couple as well. The plan is to get these two opular actors meet the press in metros like Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore and many other Metros and try to get attention of the people towards the National Games in Jharkhand. Along with these two superstars, Daler Mehndi will also be participating in a cultural program, to be held on 12th October 2009, in Hotwar’s (Ranchi) Gymnastic stadium for promoting the event. Hope, efforts of these stars manage to bring crowd to the stadium.
Recently, India Youth Icon Awards was announced. This award is basically a platform to identify and honour young Indians for their significant contributions across various fields. There is also a category of Entertainment and the winners are
India Youth Icon award for Entertainment:
Actor Hrithik Roshan in Male category
Actress Priyanka Chopra in Female category
There were awards in other categories as well like Entrepreneurship, Sports, Global Face, Fashion Icon, Community Icon, Politics, Youth Icon for Arts, Youth Icon for Media, and Youth Icon for Technology. We congratulate Hrithik and Priyanka for their contribution and awards.