Amir, who was made the National Ambassador for India by UNICEF in 2011, is on a three day visit to Kathmandu, said that child stunting remains to be one of the major issues of the country. He added that stunted children have undernourished bodies and brains, and lead an aberrant life.

It is high time that adequate steps are adopted by the country to fight the serious issue of malnutrition and the unbalanced sex ratio.

UN agency officially announced Khan as new UNICEF ambassador after he visited Kapilvastu and Lumbini in west Nepal on Wednesday to observe a locally initiated nutrition program by women health volunteers, saving thousands of children from malnutrition, which is a common phenomenon in South Asia.

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