Several Bollywood personalities have taken to social media to raise awareness about children's health, well-being, education, and the glaring gender disparity with the hashtag #WhyTheGap. Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza, and Tahira Kashyap were among the celebrities who shared anecdotes about their education, underscoring the importance of a healthy lifestyle for all children.
Akshay posted a throwback picture from his school days, reminiscing about how his mother used to ensure that the actor was provided with home-cooked nutritious food. highlighting that 11,72,604 children in India cannot afford even one meal per day. He tagged his Mission Mangal co-stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha, and Nithya Menen to take up the challenge and spread awareness about the empowerment of the underprivileged.
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I have the same hairstyle as my teacher!Academics helped in making me an independent woman.2/5 girls still don't complete school.Let's ask #WhyTheGap with @stc_india to give every girl #TheRightStart -I nominate @sonamakapoor @tahira_k @akshaykumar to share their school memories pic.twitter.com/JJNAlZWIEI
" Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) August 19, 2019
Sports have been an integral part of my life. School race tracks became my war zone every year and thanks to a supportive family and encouraging school teachers I could have my moment of glory. Unfortunately many kids don't have that support system #WhyTheGap@stc_india pic.twitter.com/PVUMLrnUX7 " taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 20, 2019
While I had the privilege of living under a roof comfortably, 2 million children still live on the streets. I nominate @fayedsouza @aliaa08 @AzmiShabana to ask #WhyTheGap with @stc_india. pic.twitter.com/Bl4uRSzOa4 " Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 19, 2019
Growing up I was always inclined towards sports & my mom ensured I got nutritious home-cooked meals to fuel my passion.But 11,72,604 children in India can't afford even a single meal a day!It's time to ask #WhyTheGap with @stc_india.I nominate @vidya_balan @taapsee @sonakshisinha pic.twitter.com/NTXsJOiiUP " Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 20, 2019
Well here's an ape in a pineapple costume!Education empowered me, #toffee was inspired by this disturbing fact that 1/3 women in India are married before the age of 18.Let's ask #WhyTheGap with @stc_india I nominate @ayushmannk @iamsonalibendre @nehadhupia to share their stories https://t.co/eCL4uo8d4m pic.twitter.com/pJWwVcu3HB
" Tahira Kashyap Khurrana (@tahira_k) August 20, 2019