Images: Amitabh Bachchan and family come out in support of girl child

Feb 9, 2013   (8 images)

Early on Saturday morning, Amitabh Bachchan held a press conference in Juhu, Mumbai to announce his involvement with a campaign to better the condition of the girl child in India with NGO Plan India. The press conference was also attended by the actor's wife, Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya, filmmaker Govind Nihalani and Bhagyashri Dengle of Plan India. Here are the images. On his 70th birthday on 11 October last year, Jaya had brought out a book, B70, a collection of 70 paintings of eminent Indian artists and the day itself had been declared the Day of the Girl Child. The book is available across book stores in the country and aside from the 25 lakh cheque that Bachchan, who has also been appointed the Ambassador for the Girl Child by the UN, donated to the charity, the monetary proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards enabling Plan India in their work further.


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Amitabh Bachchan, wife Jaya, son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya, filmmaker Govind Nihalani and Bhagyashri Dengle from Plan India. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

 

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Abhishek Bachchan and wife Aishwarya at the event. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

 

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Amitabh Bachchan and wife Jaya present a cheque to the charity organisation Plan India. Also seen in the photo are Bhagyashri Dengle, filmmaker Govind Nihalani, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

 

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Amitabh Bachchan and wife Jaya at the event. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

 

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Amitabh Bachchan looks at a painting that was presented to him. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

 

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Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya, wife Jaya and filmmaker Govind Nihalani pose with children. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

 

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Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya, wife Jaya interact with a child at the event. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

 

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Family portrait: Amitabh Bachchan, wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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