After garnering overwhelming TRPs and getting praised on various social networking websites, Aamir Khan's maiden TV show Satyamev Jayate has finally come to an end.
The talk show, which started with the issue of female foeticide, pondered over various burning social issues informing, educating, sensitizing and touching audiences' hearts and ended its 13-week journey Sunday with the spotlight on the right to equality.
It is notable that the show went on air May 6 and in episodes after episode, Aamir brought ahead unknown facts related to child sex abuse, medical malpractice, manual scavenging and dowry. He followed it up off the screen by meeting concerned leaders to ensure the problems are resolved.
He initiated his acts over the issues discussed with his meeting with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wherein he requests the creation of a fast track court to decide the cases of the doctors, none of who have been penalized in the female foeticide cases. Along with that the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011, that was earlier cleared by Rajya Sabha, got the nod from lower house after the second episode of Satyamev Jayate.
Next in line was the episode highlighting malpractice among medical practitioners which even irked medical community. Though the medical community was miffed and asked apology from Aamir, the parliamentary standing committee invited Aamir and the Satyamev Jayate team to discuss the issue.
The grand finale of the show highlighted the basic tenets of the constitution that promises equality for all. Ironically, the people in the country are still subjected to discriminations on the basis of caste and religion. Aamir had asked, "When India's leaders envisaged building a new nation after independence, the constitution was the foundation stone of this Endeavour. We had resolved to establish a sovereign, secular, democratic republic with justice, liberty, equality and fraternity for all. After 65 years of Independence, are we actually living up to those principles”.
It saluted the courage of The Sarvodaya Trust, which gave shelter to both Hindu and Muslim children after the 2001 devastating earthquake in Gujarat as well as Sunitha Krishnan, a social worker who looks to rehabilitate prostitutes and rape victims through her anti-trafficking organization Prajwala.
We just hope that Aamir will again be back with more of such eye opening facts!