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Making Maharashtra drought free will give me more satisfaction: Aamir Khan

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Aamir Khan, whose latest release Dangal is shattering box office records said that success of his endeavour to make Maharashtra drought free will give him more satisfaction.

“Just like I am nervous and tense before the release of my films, I am anxious about the second edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup organised by our Paani foundation,” Aamir told reporters here at the launch of the second edition of the ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup.

“We are reaching out to 30 talukas in 13 districts. If the project works well and we contribute to making Maharashtra drought free, that will give me more satisfaction than the success of my films.”

“It gives me the satisfaction that we have been able to inspire confidence among the villagers that they can overcome water crisis. The idea of Paani Foundation came during my interaction with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who was passionate about Jalyukt Shivar, his flagship water conservation programme. “Water security needs to be a people’s movement. I was discussing with him about my plans for doing something for water conservation and I was impressed with the Chief Minister’s passion,” said the actor.

The selected talukas are Purandar, Indapur in Pune district, Karanja in Washim, Koregaon, Maan, Khatav in Satara, Fulambri, Khultabad in Aurangabad, Bharni, Paranda, Kalamb in Osmanabad, Ausa and Nilanga in Latur, Arvi in Wardha, Ralegaon, Kalamb and Umerkhed in Yavatmal among others. Fadnavis described Aamir as a ‘Jal-Sevak’.

“Aamir is like Hanuman. He has to be reminded of his strengths. He was unsure of whether he would be able to handle the project perfectly. He organises everything so perfectly whenever he takes a responsibility.” He said the Paani Foundation has given a new dimension to people’s movement on water security.

“One can’t rely only on government support. ‘Paani adva, paani jirva’ (the water conservation slogan of the state government for 40 years) was just a slogan and not a people’s movement. Communication is important. Aamir is a good communicator and he has converted struggle for water conservation into a celebration,” said the CM.

Unlike other Bollywood actors, Aamir Khan is humanitarian and has participated in various social causes. That’s why he tend to do very few films.

5 Comments

  1. srk ko bhi koi show host karna chahiye
    general audience ko entertain karte rhana chahiye issue flow bna rahta hai conectivity audience se bne rahte hai
    just like bhai biggboss
    aamir satyamev jayte

  2. Sultan Rickshawala Reply

    now he is trying indirectly to get tax free in Maharashtra….for Bhaiso ki Dangal…biggest hypocrite…

  3. Atleast he thinks about peoples welfare not like fake srk jo aj bhi india me reh rha h kehne ke bad bhi ki agar modi sarkar bani to pakistan chala jaega

  4. Some of celebrates r doing great job for society — Hatts off.

    Aamir khan
    Nana patekar
    Salman khan
    Amitabh
    Akshay kumar

    (well done sir – all above 5)

    But remember – this all above r doing great jobs so that doesn’t mean we ask other celebrates also to do same or we compare them.. everybody has his choice or everybody performs in his own space..

    Like I have seen when even aamir or Akshay does somethink good for society we start abusing srk– common (pehle pehle Apne Aap me jhako). We have done anythink great to society not in terms of just money….

    Srk – Ajay devgan, rithik r also contributing to society by charity — last year when chennai had flood srk had donated 1 crore and on many such instance he or Ajay have contributed but may not be at lebel of aamir or salman or akshay.

    So freinds don’t compare – Hum sab ek hai and all celebrates r our own and we all love them…Jai hind..

    Don’t spread – Nafrat — New year resolution..:)

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