Aamir Khan was in Bhutan to show support to the country’s progress in ending child malnutrition. At the press meet, Aamir praised the country’s progress to end malnutrition and recognized young mothers’ efforts to safeguard their children’s health despite high levels of stunting. Aamir said, “While Bhutan has made amazing progress in areas of health and nutrition, there’s still work to be done and every child is yet to be reached.”
Aamir uploaded a video message on the UNICEF South Asian Facebook page saying:
“Today, I heard many remarkable stories about how young mothers have been able to deliver healthy babies despite complications and challenges. This says a lot about the importance of having an efficient health care system with trained health workers in place, which ultimately plays a crucial role in saving many children’s lives.”
Aamir, during his visit to Bhutan on Monday and Tuesday, met Namgay Zam, 26, in the Drukgyel Basic Health Unit in Paro, who had given birth to her baby just 20 days ago. He also interacted with other women and their children at the health unit.
“It is incredible to meet young mothers in Bhutan and to understand how they have made simple, effective changes to their lives to help keep their children healthy.” he said.
Rudolf Schwenk – the UNICEF Bhutan Representative praised Aamir Khan for his support: “We are delighted that Aamir Khan is here in Bhutan to help us shine a light on the impact of under-nutrition and to show how by working together we can reduce stunting in children across the country.”
On the professional front, yesterday the much-awaited ‘Dangal’ trailer was out and Aamir’s social media has been flooded with applause. The movie is slated to release on 23 Dec 2016.