SATYAMEV JAYATE impact: Maharashtra seeks Aamir Khan’s support for girl child

Fri, May 11, 2012 3:51pm UTC by 9 Comments
SATYAMEV JAYATE impact: Maharashtra seeks Aamir Khan’s support for girl child

Actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol are also doing their bit by making a documentary on ‘Save the Girl Child’ for the state government

After Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit reportedly turned down Maharashtra’s offer as brand ambassador for tourism, the state has sought megastar Aamir Khan’s support for its various public welfare schemes that aim to protect girl child, a top official said.Health Minister Suresh Shetty said following the immense popularity of Aamir’s new TV show Satyamev Jayate, he has already written to the film star for support to the government’s campaign against female foeticide, which is rampant in some pockets. The state move came barely a day after Aamir held a high-profile meeting with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the issue of female foeticide and sought his government’s initiatives to tackle the menace.

Besides, top stars like Ajay Devgn and his wife Kajol will make a documentary on Save the Girl Child free of cost for the state government, an official said. “They have penned the script which has been approved and will now be taken forward,” the official added.

Well-known Marathi actors Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya and their teenaged daughter Shriya are the brand ambassadors for the state-run campaign against female foeticide. “They are endorsing this noble cause without charging any honorarium,” the official said.

In his letter to Aamir, Shetty said Maharashtra has so far registered cases against 317 sonography centres in the state found conducting unauthorized sex determination tests on foetuses. Besides, 27 doctors and four families of persons who sought the sex tests have been convicted with fines and jail terms in 25 cases lodged under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act in the state.

Shetty pointed out that the four doctors have been deregistered by the State Medical Council and names of another 40 doctors have been submitted for deregistration after they were booked under the PCPNDT Act. “So far, 34 sting operations have been conducted involving decoy clients. Seven doctors have been convicted with fine and imprisonment for revealing sex of the foetus to the decoy clients. Other cases are awaiting trial in the courts,” Shetty added. Highlighting various other measures initiated in this regard, Shetty appealed to Aamir to support and associate with Maharashtra’s cause of elevating the status of the girl child and campaign against sex determination.

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  • kundan

    muje aamir khan ka satyamev jayte ka song acha lga.
    K v SATHWARA

  • Lokareddy

    Pls send tv show timings

    • Sangeeta poddar

      Thanks a lot for picking such sensetive issue like child abuse,hope to look forward many more such problems.

  • sonal

    this programme is too much sensitive to see what happend in the world, thanks to amir khan to comeup weith this programe in front of us

  • SOMA BHATTACHARJEE

    DHANYAVAD SIR, SAMAJ KO JAGANE KE LIYE SHOR KARNE JARURI HAI.APNE WAHI KIYA. APNE NA SIRF HAME SACHET KIYA BALKI SAMAJ KE HAR STAR NAIN CHIPI IS SAMASYA KE KHILAF AWAJ UTHANE KE LIYE HAUSLA BADYA. PL. SIR AISA KUCH KIJIYA KI YAH SAMAJ DUSANMUKT HO AUR HAMARI AANE WALI PIDI SWASTHA SAMAJ MAIN JI SAKE

  • gourav

    hey how r u ?
    this show soo fantastic and
    amir khan soo beatiful show
    and song very nie

  • sandesh kulaye

    Thanks a lot for picking such sensetive issue like child abuse,hope to look forward many more such problems.song very nie

  • nidhi tiwari

    i am a social worker and i feel so happy to watch your show. but i also want to see the impact of your suggestions and actions against the issues presented during the show.b’coz peoples were become more responsible when they saw someone start fighting against the issue. just making people sensitive towards the issue is not enough we have to make them feel it a responsibility towards victims of such issues.

  • sharayu

    sabse favourite programme ho gaya ye mera,bahot accha kam kar rahe aap mahilao k liye.Pata hai 100%nahi bt 50% to ye attyachar kam ho jayega bt aur 1 problem share karne k liye muze aapse contact karna hai wo kaise kare.Jis ghar me aurat se mard pareshan hai aur sab kayde,kanun aurat ki aur se hai is bat ko samj kar wo agar mard ko blackmail karti hogi to mardo ke liye kaunsa kanoon hai.


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