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04-22-2012, 02:27 PM #1
My little granddaughter gets a dose of polio, Big BMegastar Amitabh Bachchan was associated with polio campaign for long years and he makes sure that his granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan who is also called ‘Beti B’ by media too gets doses of polio vaccination at the right time. Since 2005, Big B has been the brand ambassador of this noble cause for UNICEF campaign. He was honored for his contribution to the cause by the Rotary International on Thursday.
Speaking about the baby girl of Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan, he said: "The little granddaughter was given a dose of polio two days back in my presence."
According to UNICEF, only one case of polio was reported in India in 2011, as against 41 in 2010.
"We must assure that there are no polio cases for three consecutive years...we have just crossed one year. I feel we still have a long way to go," Bachchan said.
He further added: "As a parent, I can only ask you, request you and get angry on you to continue this very noble cause."
"I am happy that my angry young man act campaign for polio has gone down well with the masses....We always have to ensure it does not re-penetrate again. One should not treat this as a frivolous operation. We all have to continue working towards eradicating polio completely," the 69-year-old actor said.
Amitabh was also approached by UNICEF to support Save-Girl-Child campaign, which he would.