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Ranbir Kapoor auctions self-portrait for charity

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Actor Ranbir Kapoor has pledged his support to a charity which encourages the empowerment of Indian women.

Kapoor will auction a self-portrait, drawn during an appearance on Simi Garewal's chatshow India's Most Desirable, to raise funds for the Mijwan Welfare Society in Uttar Pradesh.

The charity was founded by poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi, and is now run by his daughter, actress-turned-social activist Shabana Azmi, and her goddaughter Namrata Goyal.

According to IANS, Kapoor said: "By associating with Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS), an NGO founded by the extraordinary poet lyricist Kaifi Azmi, I am paying my tribute to a rare poet who practised what he preached.

"I am happy to join hands with MWS, which is working to provide equal opportunities to the girl child through education, training and employment generation. It is heartening that Shabana Azmi and her godchild Namrata Goyal are taking Kaifi Saheb's dream forward."

Commenting on the Wake Up Sid! star's support, Azmi said: "My father always said that change has to come from the youth. People like Ranbir and Namrata prove it."

Kapoor also participated in a fashion show earlier in the year to raise funds for the charity, and has expressed a keen desire to personally visit Mijwan.

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