Aamir Khan honoured for 'Satyamev Jayate'

Aamir Khan honoured for 'Satyamev Jayate'

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Star India CEO Uday Shankar were honoured by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) for creating awareness against social discrimination through their issue-based reality show 'Satyamev Jayate'.

The Commission applauded their contribution in highlighting the cause of untouchability at a function held here to mark the International Valmiki Day.

"Satyamev Jayate was an initiative to offer a public platform to issues that concern all Indians. Today, I feel glad that after the show a lot of people, including the youth of India, have come forward and expressed their views.

It was a team effort and I am also grateful to Uday Shankar for giving us a medium to reach out to the masses," Aamir said.

During its 13-week run, the show highlighted compelling tales from everyday life.

"Television is not just a source of entertainment and with Satyamev Jayate we proved that it also has the power to contribute towards the growth of a nation and change the mindsets of people.

It's an honour to be felicitated by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and I am thankful for the prestigious award," Shankar said.

Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Social, Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Chief Minister of Delhi Shiela Dikshit, NCSC Chairman PL Punia also attended the awards function.