An Indian-American student and anti-bullying activist who was crowned Miss World America Washington, was on a quest to raise $1 million for drug addiction and suicide prevention awareness.
The 23-year-old Shree Saini, who is also the winner of five awards at Miss World America 2019, said in a statement on Wednesday: "It is an honour to serve our community. I hope everyone takes the time to go out in their local school, city halls and do their part of improving our world," India West reported.
In particular, to solve the drug-addiction epidemic, Saini is working together with organizations on the local, state and national level.
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During a Q/A session, I was asked on the spot, to talk about pageants. . . For me, pageants are all about being the best (kindest) version of yourself, moment to moment to moment. #HappyWorldsKindnessDay . . Whenever you learn something, you're winning. #Begrateful for each experience and opportunity. . . Enjoy this journey. Do not be stressed. . . To be a true #winner, and to be truly successful, you have to be the best (kindest) version of yourself. . . "You can't be witches to your husbands or to your moms. Or be (kind) on stage, after you have had a cat fight backstage". . . Every single moment, you have to decide to be the best (kindest) version of yourself. . . Really #humble yourself. Really question: "Am I being the best (kindest) wife, or mother, or daughter, or student?" Conquer yourself. . . It's your #mentality and who you are, that helps you wins the pageant (life). . Thank you to all the girls who were so eager to learn, sent messages, stayed in touch and most importantly applied being “Kindest in Action”.
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Drug overdose takes 129 lives victims everyday, the statement added.
"I am speaking with school students to never start drug experimentation, so they can lead a life free of drug addiction," Saini said.
Saini and her mother Ekta took part at a fundraising gala that helped to raise $1 million to prevent deaths from drug overdose.
The funds were raised through table sales, a silent and live auction, and individual donations.