Aamir Khan appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Aamir Khan, who is in Nepal to promote child nutrition, has been appointed as UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asian region.

By: Press Trust of India | Kathmandu | Updated: October 10, 2014 10:27 am
Aamir visited a health post at Pakadi Village in Kapilvastu district yesterday for promoting nutrition for children where he interacted with local health workers and volunteers.  (Source: PTI) Aamir visited a health post at Pakadi Village in Kapilvastu district yesterday for promoting nutrition for
children where he interacted with local health workers and volunteers. (Source: PTI)

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is in Nepal to promote child nutrition, has been appointed as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asian region.

The Regional Director of UNICEF South Asia, Karin Hulshof, announced the 49-year-old actor as the Goodwill Ambassador during a programme in the Capital today.

Aamir visited a health post at Pakadi Village in Kapilvastu district yesterday for promoting nutrition for children where he interacted with local health workers and volunteers.
“Not only women, every member of the family should get united in their efforts to fight malnutrition. We can’t be free from the problems of malnutrition if we are not united,” Aamir Khan said.

Aamir Khan arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday to take part in UNICEF’s nutrition programme in Kapilvastu.

Aamir Khan and UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Karin Hulshof pose for photographers after UNICEF appointed him as regional Goodwill Ambassador for nutrition, in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (Source: AP) Aamir Khan and UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Karin Hulshof pose for photographers after UNICEF appointed him as regional Goodwill Ambassador for nutrition, in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (Source: AP)

After attending UNICEF’s programme in Kapilvastu Aamir Khan also visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha on Wednesday.

The ‘Dhoom 3’ star also met Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his residence at Baluwatar and discussed about malnutrition, which is spread all over the world.  The actor also expressed his desire to visit Nepal in the near future with his family. His three-day trip to Nepal ended on Thursday (October 9).

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