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Aamir in Nepal for Unicef nutrition programme



..By Anil Giri
Kathmandu, Oct 8: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan Wednesday participated in a Unicef-initiated nutrition programme organised by a local women’s group at Kapilvastu in western Nepal

Aamir, who is Unicef’s Ambassador promoting nutrition for children, arrived in Kathmandu Tuesday.

The Indian cine icon spent around an hour at the Pakadi Health Post in the district where health officials and women volunteers made a presentation on local nutrition status. After attending the programme, Aamir left for Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Gautama Buddha.

Aamir returned to the Nepali capital Kathmandu after visiting the Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini.

During the visit, he will also be officially inducted as a regional goodwill ambassador for nutrition.

Aamir’s three-day visit to the Himalayan nation has been kept a low-key affair in view of possible security hassles due to the Bollywood superstar’s wide fan-following in Nepal.

He landed with his personal security personnel at Tribhuvan International Airport here Tuesday afternoon in a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai. A dozen Nepal Police personnel have been deployed for his security at Dwarika’s Hotel where he is staying at a high-end suite. Nine additional rooms have been booked for 18 other guests and UN officials accompanying him.

Before wrapping up his visit, Unicef Thursday will organise a press conference where Aamir will share his Nepal experience.

(Anil Giri can be contacted at [email protected]) (Bollywood Country Report)

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