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Vidya Balan joins Nanhi Kali

By: By: Upala KBR, <a href="http://www.mid-day.com/" target="_blank">Mid-Day</a>
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Vidya Balan is the brand ambassador of NGO Nanhi Kali, which propagates education for the girl child. She will soon be funding the education of some children from the NGO. Says a source close to Vidya, "Vidya had been associated with an NGO ever since she started working but a few months ago she decided to withdraw her support against that and join Nanhi Kali. She had sponsored a girl child from the earlier NGO.

Now she's planning to support the education of other girl children in Nanhi Kali. The education of the girl child is something she feels deeply for. Today, Vidya is attending an event where there's been a tie-up with an animation channel and Nanhi Kali and the proceeds of the event will go to the NGO."

Vidya Balan says, "I am completely for the education of the underprivileged girl child. I strongly believe in education. It's a basic necessity and only when you are educated that you can make an informed choice about everything. I became associated with Nanhi Kali through a company that supports the NGO. I wanted to be sure that the work done is genuine and Nanhi Kali is one such organisation. I have been to their office and joined it recently. They financially support girl children all over India."

Apparently, she's sponsoring the education of some girl children? "Though I am not comfortable talking about it but yes I do plan to finance the education of a few girls. It's amazing how many girl children can get educated for a measly sum of money. It's a small thing to do especially when I have been given so much."

Reacting to rumours about her affair with Vivek Oberoi, Vidya Balan says, "I have met Vivek precisely one and a half times in my life. The story linking me with him is ridiculous and unbelievable. I would like to know who is the source whose has been quoted in the story. With such a fertile imagination she has a glorious imagination as a storyteller or screenwriter. I think I have become the easiest target for link-ups now."

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