Aamir Khan talks about sports in India in the premiere episode of ‘Satyamev Jayate 3’

The first episode, that premiered today simultaneously on Star Plus and DD National, talked about Sports and how they can change one's life.

Written by Sonal Gera , Edited by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2014 11:52 am
The show with cause 'Satyamev Jayate' is back with its third season. The show with cause ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is back with its third season.

The show with a cause ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is back with its third season. The first episode, that premiered today simultaneously on Star Plus and DD National, talked about Sports and how they can change one’s life.

To begin with, as the show’s format goes, there was an inspirational story of juvenile Akhilesh Kumar who was a drug addict, but was tempted into playing football instead of doing drugs. He went ahead to coach children in a red light area and even captaining his side in Homeless World Cup in Brazil in 2010.

Next guests were wrestler sisters Babita Kumari and Gita Kumari and how their father made wrestling change their future and brought them in pace with the male population.

Saina Nehwal made a special appearance in the episode and shared her story.

There was also a story of a nine-year-old pro golfer Shubham Jaglan. Sports lawyer Rahul Mehra also spoke of the need of a sports law to ensure the equal and fair promotion of every sport by the government, not just cricket. And thankfully, there was no mention of cricket in the whole episode.

Cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar, quite liked the whole concept and took to Twitter to express his appreciation.

Kiran Bedi also tweeted to show her support.

Cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle, was in disagreement with certain points mentioned in the show.

The first episode of season 3 looked good and the season, surely, looks promising. We can’t wait for Aamir Khan to grace our TV screens next Sunday and take on some other graver problems of/in the Indian society.

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    Shital
    Oct 6, 2014 at 8:47 am
    When all the NGO's are inviting sportsperson to campaign around the globe to bring about changes why can 't they be given the opportunity to govern and run these sports bodies ?? Definitely MUMKIN hay Sir Aamir Khan !!! Just loved all the concepts of STMJ !! I totally agree with you Sir !!! Jay hind Satyamev Jayate !!
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    cricketlove49
    Oct 7, 2014 at 6:39 am
    It definately needs sportspersons only to manage sports ociations as they are the ones who understand the love for the game. look at metros where major cricket clubs are owned by businessmen whose aim is only making money. see what Mr Kumble had to face in opposition of people with vested interest in bangalore. they have made a sound but not a soul wants to listen. sad but true reason why sports in our country suffers. desinations given to big businessmen with no experience of sports.
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