Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose latest release Dangal is beating the box office records, on Tuesday 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. We are reaching out to 30 talukas in 13 districts. If the project works well and we contribute to make Maharashtra drought free, that will give me more satisfaction than the success of my filmsAamir Khan
The Dangal star was launching the second edition of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, a water conservation drive which aims to eradicate drought in Maharashtra. It is a competition between different villages to see who can do maximum work for watershed management and water conservation.
“It gives me satisfaction that we have been able to inspire confidence among the villagers that they can overcome water crisis. ...Water security needs to be a people’s movement. I was discussing with Chief Minister about my plans for doing something for water conservation and I was impressed with the CMs passion,” Aamir said.
The selected talukas under the watershed management programme 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.
Congratulating Aamir Khan for organising the programme without flaws, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said: “He (Aamir) was unsure of whether he would be able to handle the project perfectly. He organises everything so perfectly whenever he takes a responsibility,” Fadnavis said.
Aamir further said the state needs to work continuously on water conservation irrespective of the rains. According to the Chief Minister, 4,000 villages are now tanker free.