Big B happy India is polio-free

Big B happy India is polio-free

By: || Updated: 27 Feb 2012 01:39 AM


Mumbai: Amitabh
Bachchan, who is a Unicef goodwill ambassador, is happy India is a
polio-free nation now and says it is the result of hard work by some
institutions.

The Bollywood megastar posted that Rod Curtis,
communication specialist, Polio Eradication Unit, UNICEF India, informed
him that WHO and the Unicef wing for the eradication of polio had declared
India a polio free nation. He even posted the letter on his blog.

"It
is most satisfying to learn that there are some institutions, that
genuinely acknowledge the hard work, voluntarily put in towards this
campaign. Hours and hours of work, through the years has finally resulted
in an outcome of which I feel so proud.

"I feel the pride on two
counts. One of course and the most important, that the disease has been
eradicated from our region and two, the fact that UNICEF chose to send
their gracious thanks to me in writing - we had if you remember made this
announcement many months ago at a formal ceremony. WHO giving it the final
credit is definitive confirmation. There has been no acknowledgement from
the government and one does not expect any either," Bachchan added.

The
megastar is now recuperating at home from abdominal surgeries.





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