Honored to be Gujarat’s brand ambassador: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Showering praises on Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi on the tangential of a sports event here, actor Akshay Kumar has uttered desire to become brand ambassador of the state even as he suggested martial art training at school level.

The actor was speaking at the inauguration of the seven-day long ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ or mega sports event organized by the Gujarat government at M S University Pavilion ground last night. The actor has commended Modi for including 60,000 differently-able persons in the event for the first time since the beginning of the sports jamboree last year.

A record number of about 2.2 million players from across the state have catalogued for taking part in different categories of sports. The number is 7.2 lac more than contribution of 15 lac players in the Khel Mahakumbh organized last year.  

“Never have I heard of such a proposal. I would love to beGujarat’s brand Ambassador if it was offered to me,” the action hero has told. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador ofGujaratto encourage tourism, which saw him hallway in disagreement last year.

Replying to Akshay Kumar’s proposal that the schools in Gujarat could impart training to kids in martial arts, chief minister Narendra Modi has said, “Akshay Kumar has met me on several occasions in the past pleading for such training in Gujarat. Though I am conscious of achievements of the actor, I will definitely look into his demand.”

“Martial arts are not just about violence or fighting but about the power to change one’s life,” the actor said.

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