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Actor Aamir Khan, whose latest release “Dangal” is shredding box office records, said today that the success of his attempt to make Maharashtra free from drought will give him more satisfaction. “As I’m nervous and tense before the release of my films, I’m looking forward to the second edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup organized by our Paani foundation,” Aamir told reporters here at the launch of the second edition of the ‘ Satyamev Jayate Water Mug.
We are reaching 30 talukas in 13 districts. If the project works well and we contribute to Maharashtra’s lack of drought, that will give me more satisfaction than the success of my films, “said the 51-year-old star. He said last year the competition was between 116 villages in three talukas and Now 30 talukas in 13 districts are being
covered.
“It gives me the satisfaction that we have been able to inspire confidence among the villagers who can overcome the water crisis.The idea of the Paani Foundation came during my interaction with the main minister (Maharashtra) Devendra Fadnavis, who was passionate about Jalyukt Shivar, its flagship water conservation program. “Water safety must be a popular movement. I was discussing with him about my plans to do something for water conservation and I was impressed with the passion of the Chief Minister, “said the actor.
The selected talukas are Purandar, Indapur in the district of Pune, 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 Y Umerkhed in Yavatmal among others. Fadnavis described Aamir as a “Jal-Sevak”.
“Aamir is like Hanuman, we have to remind him of his strengths, he was not sure if he would be able to handle the project perfectly, he organizes everything perfectly when he takes responsibility.” He said that the Paani Foundation has given a new dimension to the movement of people in water security.
“One can not rely only on the support of the government.” Paani adva, paani jirva ‘(the state’s water conservation slogan for 40 years) was just a slogan and not a popular movement. Is a good communicator and has turned the fight for water conservation into a celebration, “said the CM.