Amitabh to speak on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao” at India Gate

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday said he will talk about the ‘Beti bachao, Beti padao’ campaign when he takes to the stage at the celebration of two years of Narendra Modi’s government. The 73-year-old will be present at India Gate on Saturday May 28.

“I have been invited to host a small segment in the program. I am attached to a campaign ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’, that is the show I will be doing. It is being hosted by R. Madhavan (actor). “I will be doing just a small segment. It’s along with something that I have been doing with United Nations. I am the UN ambassador for the girl child mission, so I will be just talking about that,” Amitabh told the media in Mumbai at the music launch of his film “TE3N”.

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Amitabh’s son Abhishek said: “He is part of the function where he is talking about educating a girl child, and that is not a political event,” Abhishek, who was in the national capital on Wednesday for a film promotion event.

There has been buzz that Amitabh would host an eight-hour long talk show titled Zara Muskura Do, which will have several performances and programmes highlighting the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s achievements till now.Thereafter, the Congress on Tuesday questioned the government’s decision to invite the 73-year-old whose name came up in the Panama Papers controversy.

The cine icon was quoted by Times Now as saying that it is for the government to decide who to call and who not to call for an event.

Ever since the news of Amitabh’s association with the government’s programme broke questions were raised by many, including the Congress party, over the actors’s participation in the show.

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The event at India Gate is likely to include talk shows on the government’s achievements, interspersed with cultural programmes. – IANS

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