Give it up for Dubai-based TV personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande who has recently been apppointed as a Celebrity Partner for the United Nations' World Food Programme - the world’s largest humanitarian organisation fighting hunger.
"Being appointed as WFP Celebrity Partner is a great honour,” Uma said. “This association is very close to my heart as I have always believed strongly in giving back to society and sharing with others my blessings from the Almighty.”
"More than 800 million people go hungry every day. If in my capacity, I can reach out and spread this message to my legions of viewers and fans, I feel this could be my small contribution towards a world with zero hunger," she added.
Uma is an award-winning TV producer, presenter, entrepreneur and youth icon. She is a key figure in the UAE's broadcast industry in the Middle East since she launched her show High Life Dubai in 2005 and The Uma Show in 2013.
Uma founded Queen Bee Production, a production house that launched several popular shows broadcast across the Middle East including The Uma Show, High Life Dubai, Propertyscape, Top Gun, Zee Connect, TOTT Show and Love 4 Food.
Over the last eight years, she has interviewed a wide range of personalities across all fields, including movie stars and political and business leaders. Uma was voted one of the top five most powerful Indian women in the Middle East by Arabian Business in 2010 and among the Top 100 Indian Leaders by Forbes Middle East in 2013. In 2014, she was also along Ahlan!'s Hot 100 people.
INFO: WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, providing food assistance to more than 90 million people in over 80 countries on average each year. Twitter: @wfp_media