Akshay has been the brand ambassador from India for the Special Olympics World Winter Games for the past three years, but this year he is also going to be the torch bearer at the Winter Games being held in Vancouver, Canada.
Akshay's love for sports is a well known fact; he was recently awarded the highest Japanese honour of 'Katana' at his first international karate championship. Not only that, he has also shot for 'Seven Deadly Sins' for the National Geographic channel recently.
This one would be another feather in his cap, as only 15 international celebrities have been invited to Canada to participate in carrying the torch.
The games will be held from January 30 to February 14, 2010. Akshay will be presented the torch on November 16 by the Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper, in Mumbai. At a high power exclusive lunch organised for 50 CEO's of respected tourism companies, the PM will be introducing Akshay as the sole torch bearer from India.
It's not only an honour for Akshay but an hour for our film industry and most importantly for our country. Kudos to Akshay!