Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the recent episode of his second series of radio programme “Mann Ki Baat” had expressed concern about the water problem in the country and shared the importance of the new Jal Shakti Ministry. He had urged the people to make water conservation a national movement. In response to PM’s call Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have asked people to take steps towards water conservation.
The two superstars recently shot special videos urging the citizens to use water judiciously, save rainwater, clean water bodies, in the country’s battle against drought and water scarcity. They also informed the details of the movement, which involves top authorities of the government visiting the affected villages and discussing with the people the possible efforts to resolve the crisis so that we can succeed in saving the ‘valuable treasure.’
In a video posted by the official Twitter page of ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’, Aamir, who is involved with water conservation efforts in Maharashtra through his Paani Foundation, can be heard saying, “Jal hai to kal hai. That is the reason we have to save a valuable treasure like water. Use it judiciously and protect it. Not just for today, but for the upcoming generations and our children. To battle water scarcity and drought, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, through the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’, the top authorities of the government are working in the villages suffering from the crisis. This team will discuss with you the efforts that can be taken over the issue, so that water is easily available for all villages in every season. Let us all, in this monsoon, save rainwater, clean our water bodies and make ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ a successful mission.”
“It is critical that we save water today for a better tomorrow, for our future generations and nation.” – Mr. @aamir_khan urges everyone to take a step forward and do their bit in conserving water to secure our future. #JanShakti4JalShakti @narendramodi @PMOIndia @gssjodhpur
Amitabh Bachchan, echoing Aamir’s comments, said that Indian government’s ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ means ‘Sanchay Jal, Behtar kal’ (save water for better tomorrow). The veteran actor added, “Water is our Earth and our life’s valuable asset. To battle water scarcity and drought, we need to do ‘Jal Sanchay’ which means to collect and ‘Jal Sanrakshan’, to protect it, save it and make this a true water movement.”
.@SrBachchan urges everyone to take a step towards conserving water at their own level during this upcoming monsoon and contribute to a better future. #JanShakti4JalShakti @narendramodi @PMOIndia @gssjodhpur
PM Modi replied to the two, terming their comments as ‘wise words’, ‘valid points’. The PM said, “Extremely valid points by @aamir_khan on the need to conserve water and create awareness at the grassroots level. #JanShakti4JalShakti.” He also said, “Wise words from @SrBachchan, which will surely inspire you towards conserving water and urging others to do so as well!”