Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was given an award by the US Embassy in appreciation for his invaluable contributions to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis, an official stated right here on Monday.
The award was introduced on January eight by US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma to the legendary actor who can also be a tuberculosis survivor and model ambassador for the initiative.
Talking on a dwell video-chat with Fb customers, the 2 mentioned the US Embassy’s collaboration to finish tuberculosis in India and the US-India partnership amongst different points.
“I thank Mr. Bachchan for his dedication to help the trigger and for sharing his story as a tuberculosis survivor to cut back the stigma related to tuberculosis,” Verma acknowledged.
He added that extra lives might be saved and ease the burden the illness locations on households, communities, companies and India, referring to the excessive incidence of tuberculosis-associated deaths within the nation.
“It’s inspiring that India and the US are pure companions with a protracted historical past of collaboration on tuberculosis prevention, therapy, analysis and remedy and I hope to proceed to do my bit on this partnership to finish tuberculosis in India,” Amitabh reciprocated.
Verma and Amitabh first collaborated to work on tuberculosis throughout an occasion right here two years in the past on September 10 and it quickly grew into a typical ardour round the reason for eradicating tuberculosis.
In March 2016, Amitabh attended a reception on the US Embassy in New Delhi as tuberculosis model ambassador and a survivor of the illness.