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Will Aamir Khan tackle child sexual abuse on Satyamev Jayate next?

After kick-starting his TV debut Satyamev Jayate on Star Plus, raising insightful issues of female foeticide in the premier episode, megastar Aamir Khan is said to be slowly but steadily moving towards tackling more such sensitive issues.

His next topic is reported to be on the issue of child sexual abuse. It is rumoured that the second episode of Satyamev Jayate will cover people who have survived sexual abuse in their childhood, as well as parents who are coping up with the knowledge about their kin having been subjected to similar crimes.

When asked about this, Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar remarked, “Sexual abuse during childhood is an extremely delicate matter. Public declarations by adult survivors could be shocking to the core.”

He added, “It could be a very complicated and tricky subject to deal with, but increased media coverage of child sexual abuse instances, including that of infants, could go a long way in containing the heinous crimes.”

Meanwhile, the first episode of Satyamev Jayete continued to receive a good response on the social media network.

“Aamir Khan’s show can bring a revolution. Thoroughly researched, covers all aspects, touches emotional chord and forces us to re-examine ourselves,” posted Shabana Azmi on Twitter. “Watching Aamir Khan on Satyamev Jayate discussing female foeticide. I love this effort from him and thank him as a woman!” posted Preity Zinta.

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Miss India World 2012 Vanya Mishra gets Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award 2012

(New Delhi, May 6) : Vanya Mishra who was declared Miss India World 2012 recently received the prestigious Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award 2012 from Kalpana Chawla’s father Sh Banarsi Lal Chawla at a Function organized on the forenoon of 6th May at Mavlankar Auditorium, New Delhi. The Function was organized by PECOBA (Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh Old Boys Association). Kalpana Chawla was an alumnus of this College and got her degree in aeronautical engineering in 1982 from this college. In all five women were honoured with this award.

Also awarded was Sushma Seth who is a veteran theatre artiste ( acted in 60 plays & directed 30 plays) as well as popular TV Serial artiste ( starting from “Humlog”, the first TV Serial of India) and film artiste (acted in over 100 films). Other awardees included Padmabhushan kuchipudi and bharatnatyam dancer Swapnasundari, the daring and honest IPS Officer Shalini Singh who had won the police medal for meritorious service in 2012 and popular bollywood jewllery designer Puneeta Trikha who designs and crafts each and every piece of jewelry herself without the help of any assistant.

Kalpana Chawla’s father Banarsi Lal Chawla narrated many interesting episodes about Kalpana which showed her love for environment and wildlife protection.

Amarjit Singh Kohli, the founder Gen Secy of PECOBA urged the Government to posthumously honour Kalpana Chawla with Bharat Ratna saying that astronaut Sunita Williams who came after Kalpana was decorated with Padma Vibhushan, but no award is given to Kalpana Chawla, even 9 years after her death..

A rare musical feature of tribute to Kalpana Chawla was presented by Cultural Society SAKHA entitled “Kalpana Ki Udan, Naari Ka Samman” produced and directed by Amarjit Singh Kohli who is Chairman Sakha and also Gen Secy, Pecoba. The programme was scripted and compered by Seema Verma and composed by Lovely Sharma

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For any further information, contact:

A.S.Kohli

Amarjit Singh Kohli,

Gen Secy, PECOBA, B-4/120 Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi-110029

Mob: 09988778739, Landline: 26196600, 26107082, email: amarjitsinghkohli@gmail.com

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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