Amitabh’s Beti B Gets Her Polio Vaccine
When your grandfather is the brand ambassador for the polio vaccination drive, you will surely get your dose when you should.
Hence, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter, popularly known as Beti B, has already been given her polio vaccine dose — in his presence.
The actor has been goodwill ambassador for a UNICEF campaign on polio since 2005.
Speaking about Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s baby girl, Bachchan proudly revealed that, “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.
“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.
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