Proud of India being declared polio-free: Amitabh Bachchan

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 18:17

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels proud that India has been declared a polio free nation.

Global superstar and UNICEF`s Goodwill Ambassador for Polio eradication for almost a decade, Amitabh is delighted with the news that India has officially been declared polio free by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

"As the brand ambassador for the United Nations in the fight for polio eradication, I`m very happy and proud that India has been declared a polio-free country. I wish to applaud the efforts of the various volunteers and medical workers who have persevered tirelessly and charitably to enable India to be eradicated of the disease," Bachchan said.

Meanwhile, Bachchan has been voted among the `world`s most admired people` by a top British daily.

A top media house in Britain recently conducted a poll among its huge base of readers, who voted Amitabh as one of `The top 10 admired People of the World`.

The survey of `world`s most admired people` was conducted by YouGov, on nearly 14,000 people in the US, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, India, China, Australia, Pakistan, Brazil, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 18:17

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