Veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been named as the newest national brand ambassador for UNICEF. Rahim joins a bunch of Bangladesh starts in the list of national ambassadors for UNICEF including the likes of his teammate and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, magician Jewel Aich and actor Arifa Perveen Zaman (Moushumi), while UNICEF’s Youth Advocates include cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraj, as well as digital influencer Raba Khan.
Rahim said that child rights and the kind of work that UNICEF carries out are very close to his heart. He also added that it is an important opportunity for him to lend his voice and as cricketer and father he wants to do his best to bring positive change for children, especially those who are vulnerable.
‘Child rights and the work of UNICEF are close to my heart, and this is an important opportunity for me to lend my voice. As a cricket player and a father, I will do my best to bring people together to create positive change for children, especially the most vulnerable,’ Mushfiq said Sunday.
‘We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Mushfiqur Rahim as he joins UNICEF as a National Ambassador. With his strong commitment to child rights – along with his prestige, talent and presence – he will reach the hearts and minds of people throughout Bangladesh,’ said Tomoo Hozumi, Representative, UNICEF Bangladesh.
Rahim has been a crucial member of the Bangladesh squad over the years. He made his national team debut at the age of 15 and is among the top run-scorer in the country. The senior cricketer has thus far scored nearly 12000 international runs with the help of 14 centuries.
At this role, Rahim along with other celebrities from the world of sports, arts and entertainment will engage children, youth, the general public and policy makers on critical issues affecting children.