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2 This article is about first season of an Indian television talk show Satyamev Jayate. For other uses, see Satyamev Jayate (disambiguation). televisionSatyamev JayateSatyamev Jayate (disambiguation) The first season of Satyamev Jayate was premiered from 6 May 2012 on various channels within Star Network along with Doordarshan's DD National. [1] It marked the television debut of IndianBollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan. [2] While Hindi is the primary language of the show, it is also dubbed and simulcast in several other Indian languages such as Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.Satyamev JayateStar NetworkDoordarshanDD National [1]IndianBollywoodAamir Khan [2]HindiIndian languagesBengaliMalayalam MarathiTamilTelugu

3 In satyamev jayate it discussed 13 different topic in 13 episode. Female foeticide in India Child sexual abuse Dowry system in India Medical malpractice Love marriages and Honor killings in India Love marriagesHonor killings in India Physical Disabilities Domestic Violence

4 Pesticide poisoning and Organic farming Pesticide poisoningOrganic farming Alcohol abuse Casteism and Untouchability CasteismUntouchability Old age Water crisis and Rainwater harvesting Water crisisRainwater harvesting We The People

5 Episode 1: Daughters are precious The first episode focused on the issue of female foeticide in India. The show began with some stories of mothers who struggled to give birth to their girl child. The first guest on the show was Amisha Yagnik from Ahmedabad. Yagnik was forced by her husband and in-laws to abort her female unborn children six times in a span of eight years and further shared her experiences in finally giving birth to a daughter.female foeticide in IndiaAhmedabadin-laws The second guest, Parveen Khan fromMorena, Madhya Pradesh shared the story of her husband disfiguring her face by biting it, when she insisted on giving birth to a female child against his wishes.MorenaMadhya Pradesh

6 Another guest, doctor Mitu Khurana from Delhi was asked by her orthopaedic surgeon husband and in-laws to abort her girl twins 20 weeks after conceiving. Her story helped dispel the perception and myth among people that the abhorrent practice of female foeticide is practiced only by rural people or those living in small towns or is confined only to lesser educated people. [5]Delhiorthopaedic surgeon [5] Impact On the next day after the episode went on air, Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot urged the public representatives and other non-governmental organisations to take actions to stop the illegal practice of female foeticide.Rajasthan Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot

7 Episode 2: Break the Silence The second episode focused on Child sexual abuse in India. For the episode, Khan had worked with NGO's working with children abused sexually. It showcased two cases of persons – Cindrella Prakash and Harish Iyer – who have had gone through bad experiences in their past. Cindrella was molested in her childhood by an elderly person close to her family while her parents were not in the house. Harish was also sexually abused and raped for several years by a similar person close to his family until one day he fought back at the age of 18. The show also focused on how the victims hesitate to tell their parents about their suffering due to fear and shame. It went on to explain on how at times even after informing their parents they are unable to take necessary actions due to disbelief or due to fears of being ridiculed by society.Child sexual abuse

8 Impact Following the broadcast of the second episode, the helpline for children received an increased number of calls from different cities of the country, reporting different sorts of child abuse (both sexual abuse of children and other forms of abuse). On 22 May 2012, The legislation to protect children below 18 years from sexual abuse became a reality with the Lok Sabha passing the bill which was earlier cleared by the Rajya Sabha. Child rights activists have however called the bill regressive, and teens across the country are generally appalled by the bill.Lok SabhaRajya Sabha

9 Episode 3: Marriage or Marketplace The third episode focused on the Dowry system in India. Khan spoke with several women who had faced dowry harassment by their in-laws before and after marriage. It showcased the story of Komal Sethi from New Delhi who was married to a software professional. Her in-laws demanded furniture, cars, jewelry, home appliances and cash from her family during and after the wedding. After her husband got a job opportunity in the USA she was forced to ask for money from her parents so that her husband could buy the travel tickets to USA and a car there.Dowry system in IndiaNew DelhiUSA

10 Once in the US, her husband tortured her to get the legal rights to her house in India. Upon her refusal, he physically abused her and left her without food and water, confining her in their apartment for four days before she was rescued by a women's care helpline. Apart from Komal's story, the episode showcased several stories where the women had to face similar abuse and demands including forced plastic surgery, some of which had ended with divorce or lawsuits which are still pending judgement. The episode also showcased the story of Rani Tripathi from Mumbai who fought back against the dowry system by recording the dowry demands by the groom's parents with a hidden camera. Once she informed the media about the tape it was showcased in major TV channels across India. Her efforts and courage was appreciated by Khan.plastic surgeryMumbai

11 Episode 4: Every Life is Precious The fourth episode of the show threw light on the frail health care system prevalent in the country. The show started with the story of VS Venkatesh who went through four surgeries to cure an infection in his leg. He later learnt that the entire process that had cost him 2 lakh (US$3,800) was unnecessary and the infection could have been treated with medicines. Next, Arvind Kumar from Hyderabad shared that he was hospitalized in an ICU for three days and later advised a surgery when all he needed was a dose of ORS. [21] The episode showcased the tragic tale of Major Pankaj Rai’s wife Seema who was suffering from a kidney ailment and lost her life when the doctors forcibly operated on her for kidney and pancreas transplant without her family’s consent. While the surgery cost Rai 8.25 lakh (US$15,600) and the loss of his wife, the doctors were not bothered to inform the family about her demise and switched off their mobile phones. [21]health care systemUS$HyderabadICUORS [21]US$ [21]

12 Episode 5: Intolerance to Love The fifth episode focused on unacceptability of love marriage in Indian culture, and also threw the limelight on honor killing in the country. The show showcased some real life examples where a couple married against their families' wishes and had to leave their loved ones and of honor killing. The first case saw a couple; Lokendra and Fehmida from Uttar Pradesh, who have been struggling to save their life from the latter's family despite a protection order from court, which is proving them marriageIndian culturehonor killingUttar Pradesh The next case was of 27 year old from Kolkata; Rizwanur Rahman, who lost his life in an attempt to marry a Hindu girl Priyanka Todi, daughter of industrialist Ashok Todi.KolkataRizwanur RahmanAshok Todi

13 Episode 6: Persons with disabilities The sixth episode focused on the social problems faced by those with disabilities.disabilities In the show, Aamir Highlighted the hardships faced by the disabled who even today continue to struggle for their basic rights. People with disabilities are no different than regular people when it comes to the zeal and appreciation for life. India has to decide whether it wants the crores of people with disabilities to stay at home, or to be a part of the mainstream and contribute to the economy.

14 Pratibha Chaturvedi is Shreya’s mother — and her best friend. “She calls me ‘dost’,” giggles the cute little girl, who is affected by cerebral palsy but wants to lighten the burden on her mom’s life. “Sometimes she gets so tired and I press her feet,” says Shreya. Shreya Chaturvedi is 11 and exudes an enviable zest for life. Another person with disability is Sai Prasad, who demonstrates similar enthusiasm, and he has taken flight, literally. Software engineer Krishnakant Mane writes poetry in his spare time, and climbs real mountains as well as the virtual ones created by a disabled-unfriendly world.

15 Episode 7: Danger at home The seventh episode deals with the serious issue of Domestic violence. This episode had a majority of male audience. The show started with Aamir khan asking audience on their view about unsafe place for women. There were many different views regarding this. All the views from audience pointed to a public place. Aamir Khan contradicted this by first showing his findings about the patents statistics in a hospital located in Bandra, Mumbai.Domestic violence The show then proceeded with interview with some ladies affected by domestic violence.

16 Episode 8: Poison on our Plate? The show highlighted the adverse effect of pesticides on people's health and the environment. Examples of toxic chemicals entering the human food chain through spraying of chemicals by farmers were given. It also demonstrated new farming techniques which do not support spraying of any chemicals such as pesticides and fungicides. Organic Farming techniques and success story of a farmer were also showed.pesticidesOrganic Farming The show was started with a brief on a small research that was carried out by a doctor on how dangerously high dose of chemicals found in pesticides are entering infants through breast feeding mothers.

17 The show then discussed on alternatives to pesticides free farming. Aamir Khan talked to Sikkim's Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling, about Sikkim imposing a total ban on chemical pesticides and fungicides. Sikkim is the first state in India aiming to convert all its farms to use organic farming practices. Another example of organic farming reform in Andra Pradesh was also highlighted.Aamir KhanSikkimPawan Chamling There was also counter part view by a MD of a leading pesticide company. who said that the adverse use of pesticide is exaggerated.

18 Episode 9: Think before you Drink The show highlighted the issue of alcoholism in Indian society. The audience of the show were the group of people who were under 30 years. Most of them at some point of their life had been under the influence of alcohol. Some thought it to be a social necessity and some took it to celebrate some occasion.alcoholism The show started with Aamir khan inviting a reputed news editor to the show. The guest is very successful in his professional career now but ten years back his condition was not the same. He narrated on how he lost his family life, social reputation, financial stability under the influence of alcohol.

19 Episode 10: Dignity for All The show discussed the social ills of casteism and untouchability. Aamir and the guests spoke about discrimination made in Indian society on the basis of caste, and the kind of treatment that is meted out to people belong to the Dalit community.casteismuntouchabilityDalit The first guest to speak on the topic was Dr Kaushal Panwar, a Sanskrit professor with Delhi University. Dr Panwar, who belongs to the Dalit community, faced caste based discrimination right from her childhood and continues to face prejudice even today. She talked about her early childhood and her first brush with casteism when she was asked to wear a different uniform to differentiate her based on her caste.SanskritDelhi University

20 The second guest on the show was documentary filmmaker Stalin K, who has produced a film titled ‘India Untouched’. He cleared the misconception that casteism is not only prevalent among the Hindus, but is apparent among the Muslims, Christians and Sikhs too.Stalin K Next story to feature on the show was from Samarthpura village in Rajasthan, where a Dalit, Rampal Suwasiya, challenged the exclusive right of upper castes to ride a horse during wedding processions. upper castes

21 Episode 11:Sunset Years,Sunshine Life Our parents are the ones who have brought us up and made us what we are. At least out of consideration for that much, we should be good and kind towards them. But countless people all over India don’t think so, going by the numbers of abandoned old people taken in at old age homes. Then there are some older people who take matters into their own hands – be it romance or adventure sport.

22 Episode 12: Every Drop Counts This time Aamir Khan picks a big issue which is very critical for every living being i.e. Water. If water is there,life exists. And this time Aamir does great by picking this issue. Aamir Khan’s topic will aware the government like earlier issues. There are many inndustries which are polluting the rivers and according to water-act that’s illegal, But till now no acion is taken. So Aamir does aware the government to take acion against them and try to save them and try to save the water and as well life. In the later half of the show Aamir discussed how we can save and store the rain water by using the Rainwater Harvesting.

23 This time there were loads of statistics that were shared on the show such as, Close to 5000 villages in Maharashtra face water scarcity and Usman Nagar Village has been dependent on tanker water for the past 15-20 years.

24 Episode 13:Idea of India 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. Enough Indians have been putting these principles into action, that the country can find hope to awaken into a ‘heaven of freedom’.



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