Mr. Bachchan was appointed as the ambassador in 2005 and has since fronted their polio eradication programme successfully.
“Polio eradicated from India. An eight year campaign with the UNICEF ambassadorship! Feel such accomplishment and joy!” Mr. Bachchan posted on Twitter.
Moving on, Amitabh Bachchan is likely to the chief guest of the 45th IFFI scheduled from November 20, 2014 to November 30, 2014. Mr. Bachchan has been informed informally, but will get an official invite once the central government approves his name.
With Goa being declared a permanent venue for IFFI, Entertainment Society Of Goa (ESG) will soon draw up a plan to boost film infrastructure in the state. Oce Goa gets permanent infrastructure for IFFI, the directorate of film festivals (DFF) will be permanently based in the state and shall work through the state government in cooperation with the centre.
The Goa government is not only looking to boost infrastructure for IFFI in Goa but will also cut costs by fifty percent. The government can also consider the possibility of improving the private theatres in Panaji which are presently in poor condition provided these are made available to the government for IFFI every year.
Amitabh Bachchan, who is the goodwill ambassador for polio UNICEF campaign, is elated and happy that the disease is finally eradicated from India. ...4.0