Aamir dives into govt project to save water
Putting the intolerance row firmly behind him, actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday announced plans to lend his star power to the Fadnavis government’s flagship Jal Yukt Shivar or the Drought Free Village Scheme, which aims to make every village self reliant. Khan’s Paani Foundation, which has aligned with the country’s leading industrialists for the cause, will partner with the state to scale up the initiative in a big way through effective communication and training.
On Wednesday, Khan along with Fadnavis, fl anked by industrialists such as Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, managing director of Bajaj Auto Rajiv Bajaj, executive director of Bharat Forge Amit Kalyani, film-maker Rajkumar Hirani and television show Satyamev Jayate’s director Satyajit Bhatkal, announced his latest social venture, which he said had been in the making for the past eight months. Paani Foundation, which comprises the same team that works on Satyamev Jayate, will have these industrialists, Hirani along with chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on board. Ambani and Tendulkar were not present at the press meet.
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Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with actor Aamir Khan at Malabar Hill on Wednesday.