‘A Walk to Remember’ actress Mandy Moore’s India tour begins with Bihar’s Litti Chokha

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Hollywood actress Mandy Moore is touring India and experimenting with different Indian cuisines and meeting various people. She arrived in India on 6 September and is on a week-long tour.

The 31-year old actress, best known for her films such as A Walk to Remember, Tangled and License to Wed is in India to support NGO PSI’s gender-based violence programme called Project Wajood.

Moore posted a picture of having Bihar’s delicacy ‘Litti Chokha’ on her Twitter account:

The actress is accompanied by an interpreter, who is helping her to interact with the locals. The actress said, “I am here to meet women who lack access to quality family planning services. I want to hear their stories and see what steps are being taken to provide them with information, counselling and care necessary to make sound decisions that help them build families they desire. When women have access to comprehensive health services, preventive care and treatment, there will be stronger families, communities, countries and economies.”

After her Patna visit, Moore went to Lucknow to meet health workers, visit hospitals and also to interact with women from the lower income groups.

On her India tour, where she is touring and working for an NGO, the actress is trying to keep a distance from the media. Her last stop would be the capital, New Delhi, before heading back to the US.

Moore is the global ambassador of the NGO which is working to increase the availability of health and population control products and service, and is in India to know about the healthcare facilities being provided to women in the country.

She joined PSI in 2008 as an ambassador for its child survival programmes. Its Wajood programme reaches women and couples in Lucknow, Barabanki, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Agra, Firozabad, Mathura, Aligarh and Bulandshahr.

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