Aamir seeks volunteers to work in villages on Maharashtra Day

ST Correspondent
Friday, 20 April 2018

Pune: Actor Aamir Khan was in Pune on Friday to appeal to youngsters and especially college students to come forward and volunteer for the water conservation work in various villages of Maharashtra that is being undertaken by his organisation Pani Foundation.

On Maharashtra Day (May 1), the foundation has planned a huge drive to make urban youngsters visit rural areas to execute work related to water conservation.

Pune: Actor Aamir Khan was in Pune on Friday to appeal to youngsters and especially college students to come forward and volunteer for the water conservation work in various villages of Maharashtra that is being undertaken by his organisation Pani Foundation.

On Maharashtra Day (May 1), the foundation has planned a huge drive to make urban youngsters visit rural areas to execute work related to water conservation.

Aamir spoke in detail with members of the media about how in the last three years, the work done by Pani Foundation has resulted in water being available till summer in hundreds of villages in certain talukas of Western Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.

“We appeal to people to visit jalamitra.panifoundation.in and register to become a 'jalamitra' or a volunteer in the water conservation exercise which will be undertaken on Maharashtra Day,” Aamir said. "Till now, over one lakh students have registered for the voluntary work happening on May 1,'' he added. 

In the first year of the foundation, work water conservation work was undertaken in only three villages, in the second year, it was done in 30 villages and now, the plan is to reach out to many more. The work is basically that of communication and education related to how to retain and conserve water after the monsoon is over.

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