Star TV India is set to receive a government award for the efforts to create awareness against social discrimination through `Satyamev Jayate۪.
Star India CEO Uday Shankar and Bollywood actor turned host Aamir Khan will be honoured by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Government of India, on Thursday 18th October.
The commission will felicitate Shankar and Khan at an award function being organised to mark International Valmiki Day in New Delhi.
Satyamev Jayate۪s legacy continues to bring Star India exceptional laurels from all spheres, months after its first season concluded. The show was nothing short of a revolution on millions of television screens during its 13-week run. In this short span, it questioned social mores, helped shape mindsets and transcended borders to top popularity charts across the globe. It left an imprint on the minds of people with compelling tales from everyday life.
Satyamev Jayate was a natural evolution of content, given Star۪s steadfast and widening focus on socially relevant issues, Shankar said. This recognition will spur us to advance in this path of leveraging the power of TV to act as a change agent.
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Social, Justice & Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik, Information & Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Chief Minister of Delhi Shiela Dixit and other eminent political and civil society leaders, who have championed the cause of social equality, will attend the awards function.
Satyamev Jayate involved meticulous planning, right from the day Shankar broached the subject of a socially inclined programme with Aamir Khan to seeing it on air. The show was a compelling narrative of real stories from across India that touched and inspired millions of people.