The year 2014 is a great year for Abhishek Bachchan for it has been bestowing a number of honours on him. Recently, the DHOOM 3 star had turned ambassador for END7, the first and only global public awareness campaign dedicated to controlling and eliminating the seven most common NTDs by 2020. And now Abhishek Bachchan has been named as the recipient of the ‘Yash Bhartiya Samman‘ from the Uttar Pradesh government. For Abhishek, it is truly a great moment, as his illustrious father Amitabh Bachchan hails from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
As per sources, Mr. Bachchan has become a part of the END7 campaign at a crucial time, with India at the tipping point of achieving control and elimination of five NTDs affecting 500 million people by 2020. He said, “India represents 35 percent of the total global burden for NTDs, causing massive suffering among our poorest citizens. As a parent, I am deeply moved by the devastating toll of NTDs on children, and I want to ensure that no Indian child has to suffer needlessly. I am proud to serve as the END7 campaign’s ambassador in India and hope that others will join me in ridding our country of these preventable diseases.”
Well it is truly a feat achieved by Junior Bachchan.