Satyamev Jayate – An Inspiring Indian TV Show Altered the Outlook of Television Viewership

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The last and final episode of Season 1 of Satyamev Jayate was shown on 29 July 2012. It was named as “Idea of India”. The episode highlighted the selfless works of many unsung heroes of India and their relentless contribution towards betterment of the society. The program’s initiate ‘Let my India Awake’ received tremendous response in micro-blogging site Twitter. The episode ended with a highly inspirational song “Nikal Pado Re Badhu, Nikal Pado Re, Arey Naa Mumkim Bhi Mumkim Hove, Karke Dekho Re Bandhu”. The song was written by Muna Dhiman and was sung by Bonnie Chakravarty. Aamir Khan hopes that each one of us will do our part towards a improvement and not shoulder the responsibility to the next generation.

The issues which were talked about in all the twelve episodes are not new to people. But the way, it has been presented, is an eye-opener in itself. The kind of research that has been undertaken to venture into this gigantic project is evident from the facts, figures, data, and statistics shown in the program. Through this program, Aamir Khan made Indian public re-visit these existing problems and even showed the consequences of neglecting them in the present time. Each episode made people more aware and more responsible. In each show, people who are involved in the process of bringing a solution to the problem or people who are directly related to the issue were invited ad their views were presented. The invited quests expressed their opinions and some practical solutions to the problems which seemed to be impossible to be dealt with. In each episode, an issue was stated, its root cause is analyzed, its consequences were discussed and practical solutions were presented.

The first season of ‘Satyamev Jayate culminated with a strong and thought-provoking message to embark upon a journey to make the impossible possible. The persistent effort, noble initiative and sheer commitment made a sea change in peoples’ way of thinking. All the episode were soul-stirring and mind-altering. The program has ignited many questions and one question among many – Are we anywhere near to what our freedom fighters had dreamt of India?

The impact generated by ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is incredible and beyond comparisons of any kind. The statistics derived the official website of Satyamev Jayate shows: 1,163,482,897 Connections, 14,044,070 Responses, 8,839,983 Community Members, and Rs.38,304,197 Donations.

Each episode evoked a range of emotions and was watched with moist eyes. Each episode equipped with well-researched case studies and meticulously presented instances, forced millions of people around the Globe to think beyond what is just visible. We hope that the efforts of the team of ‘Satyamev Jayate’ will go waste. Their efforts have inspired millions, created awareness and paved the way towards a better India.

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