Oscar winner Pinki to be election mascot of National Dalit Front

March 7th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Mirzapur (UP), Mar. 7 (ANI): Recently floated political coalition National Dalit Front has roped in eight-year-old Pinki Sonakar, protagonist of the Oscar winning documentary ”Smile Pinky”, as their election mascot. The eight year old will campaign for the coalition that includes the Indian Justice Party (IJP), the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) the Gondwana Party and the Republican Party. The coalition feels that Pinki would prove to be a perfect representative for the marginalized sections of the society, and wish that her Oscar-wining-luck would rub upon them. She is famous now and that will benefit the party, no doubt. Also, we want to promote her, we want her to have a bright future. Otherwise like other children of award winning films and films like ”Salaam Bombay”, she would be left to live a pathetic life, said Udit Raj, president of Indian Justice Party. The National Dalit Front (NDF) will hold a function in New Delhi on March 15. Megan Mylan’’s short film Smile Pinki, which won the Oscar for the Best Documentary Short Subject, is tale of a six-year-old girl who becomes a social outcast because of a cleft lip. The 39-minute documentary traces Pinki’’s journey from being ostracized to being surgically treated in a bid to lead a normal life. (ANI)

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