Srinagar: Kashmiri artist and Bollywood star, Zaira Wasim, was awarded the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2017 in the field of Performing Arts by president of India, reports said on Wednesday.
President Kovind presented the National Child Awards to Zaira Wasim on Children’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday in New Delhi.
Zaira Wasim, born on 23rd October 2000, is an actor of repute.
She has featured in various films drawing attention to burning issues such as child marriage, sexual abuse and above all gender parity.
Through her art, Zaira has propagated the message of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao very strongly. She has been successful in conveying a powerful message of transcending social barriers and achieving one’s dreams and thereby has served as a source of inspiration for many young girls, who are aspiring to make their mark in the world.
Zaira is also a winner of the National Film Award and Zee Entertainment Award for The “Best Child Artist” 2017.