‘Dont think of women as weaker gender,’ says Amitabh Bachchan

A mega event will be organised at India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday evening to mark the completion of two years of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

Amitabh Bachchan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most of his ministerial colleagues are expected to attend the event. Besides this, the government has launched a series of events to highlight its achievements. The highlight of the celebrations will be a mega show at India Gate titled ‘Ek Nayi Subah’ or ‘A New Dawn’ beginning 5 p.m. onwards.
A number of film stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapur and Prasun Joshi, are expected to attend the event.
Meanwhile, putting all rumours to rest, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday clarified that he was not hosting the event at India Gate. “I am hosting a small segment of government’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. I am the U.N. ambassador for girl child education. I am not hosting the two years of Modi Government event. In fact, Madhavan is hosting it,” Bachchan said.
The Congress had on Wednesday questioned the Centre’s decision of selecting the megastar to host the show, saying it might send wrong signals to the investigating agencies probing the Panama paper leaks.
(With ANI inputs)
Catch the live updates from the event here:
17:38 PM
Indian Idol Junior winner Nahid Afrin sings ‘Dil Hai Chotta Sa’ at the event.

17:35 PM
A 7th standard girl asked Amitabh Bachchan, “How did you become Big B?”
Big B sits down on the floor and says, “Big B is just a name media has given me. Here look, I am smaller than you now.”

17:22 PM
Amitabh Bachchan speaks at the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme:
*It’s time we realise that half the population of the country cannot be left behind
* The country’s growth is intrinsically connected with the development of women
*Please do not think of women as the weaker gender
* Women are far stronger than men when we talk about inner-strength

16:48 PM
Dancers graces the event with their performance in the opening ceremony.

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