Aamir dives into govt pro­ject to save wa­ter

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.



Chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis with ac­tor Aamir Khan at Mal­abar Hill on Wed­nes­day.

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