This Article is From Oct 09, 2014

Aamir Khan Appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Aamir Khan Appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Indian actor Aamir Khan and UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Karin Hulshof. (PTI)

Kathmandu: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is in Nepal to promote child nutrition, has been appointed as United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund's (UNICEF) 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," the actor said.

Aamir arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday to take part in UNICEF's nutrition programme in Kapilvastu. After attending UNICEF's programme in Kapilvastu Aamir 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 today.