Ranbir’s special gift for Indian women on International Women’s Day

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Every human has certain responsibilities towards the society. And so does actor Ranbir Kapoor. The handsome young actor, who represents the youth of the nation, has been roped in by veteran actress Shabana Azmi to lead her NGO Mijwan Welfare Society.

Expressing her gratitude towards RK, the senior actress, while talking to a tabloid said, “It was very sweet of Ranbir to come on board. Namrata Goel, the youth president of the NGO, invited him. He came and met us. When he realised that at Mijwan, at just Rs 6000 a year, a girl child is given complete education and employment training and that he probably blows up twice the amount with his friends while at a movie or at dinner, he hopped aboard."

Azmi has a long-standing relationship with the Kapoors which dates back to Prithvi Raj. “Ranbir`s parents Neetu and Rishi have remained close friends. Today, their son agreed to come on as youth leader in my NGO. Life has come full circle, “Azmi said.

Junior Kapoor, while discussing the state of women in India said, “As we celebrate International Women`s day I would like to take this opportunity to remind ourselves that there are many women who are struggling against a patriarchal system and it is for the youth to come forward and join organizations like Mijwan Welfare Society who are working to empower women.”