Being the advocate for promoting child rights, Mehedi Hasan Miraz will work with Unicef to promote child rights and create mass awareness in the areas of nutrition, health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection
Bangladesh cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraz Wednesday joined forces with Unicef as the youngster was officially announced “Unicef Child Rights Advocate” to support the children of Bangladesh.
The announcement was made at a media briefing held at the press conference room of the BCB at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur in the presence of BCB and Unicef officials.
Being the advocate for promoting child rights, Miraz will work with Unicef to promote child rights and create mass awareness in the areas of nutrition, health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection.
He follows the footsteps of his illustrious colleague Shakib al Hasan who is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz names as UNICEF Advocate for Child Rights today in a Press Conference at SBNCS. pic.twitter.com/3eJBLSyxAj— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) April 24, 2019
“We are pleased that Miraz has given his consent to join us as a Child Rights Advocate to promote children’s issues. Given his huge fan following in the national and international cricketing arena and strong interest in children’s issues, I am certain that he will become a powerful child rights advocate and will be able to contribute significantly to amplify the voice of disadvantaged and marginalized children of Bangladesh,” says Edouard Beigbeder, Representative, Unicef Bangladesh.
“Given the immense popularity of cricket in this country, cricketers are seen as national idols. When they speak, the country listens. We are, therefore, confident that the voice of Miraz can be used to secure the rights of children of this country,” he added.
Meanwhile, BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury in a message said, “From the BCB, we always encourage the engagement of cricketers in social causes. As an emerging cricket icon, Miraz can certainly make contributions for the betterment of children in Bangladesh.”