Michelle Yeoh, an actress and recipient of France’s decoration “The Legion of Honour,” joins Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in becoming the second Global Ambassador of Live to Love, a humanitarian initiative.
According to Live to Love, it is established by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, founder of the Druk White Lotus School, better known today as “Rancho’s School” – made popular by the Bollywood movie “3 Idiots.”
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Michelle has volunteered her services to promote the secular humanitarian initiative. Aamir Khan had earlier pledged his support for Live to Love’s core causes focused towards protection of the environment and the spread of education in the Himalayan belt, according to the organization. The announcement was made today, April 24.
“I believe that celebrity patrons like Michelle and Aamir Khan can play a significant role in not only raising global awareness about our mission and goals, but through their personal efforts encourage many others to come forward and provide our humanitarian activities much needed support.” commented His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of the BAFTA event in London which had an entry from India this year – a documentary focused on the work of Gyalwang Drukpa entitled “Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey.”
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This documentary with Michelle Yeoh as its executive producer charts a 250 mile trek undertaken by 700 people, led by Gyalwang Drukpa across one of the most challenging global terrains – the Himalayas. The documentary highlights the damage being caused to one of the most important water sources on the planet, to an international audience.
In the picture above: His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa on behalf of the Live to Love Foundation conferring the Global Brand Ambassador status to Michelle Yeoh.