Aamir Khan got emotional while talking about his TV debut, Satyamev Jayate, at its recent launch Actor-producer Aamir Khan, who will soon debut on TV with his show, Satyamev Jayate, shed tears at its launch in Mumbai recently. Talking about his show, the 47-year-old said, "I'm a very emotional person and often broke down when I heard people's stories."
The show that will go on air on Star Plus on May 6, will also be broadcast on DD1 simultaneously. "This is for the first time in the Indian history that a show will also be showcased simultaneously on national television channel DD1. Besides, the show will be dubbed in four southern languages - Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada," said Aamir, who launched the show's promo song. "Earlier, we were planning to compose a national song or like an anthem. Later, I realised, why am I doing this show? I have love in my heart for my country, like each Indian who love their country. Then we went with a love song that reflects the love for my country and relate with each Indian," he added. Composed by Ram Sampath and written by Prasoon Joshi, the song is sung by Keerthi Sagathia.
Aamir's show has got the famous Ramayana and Mahabharta slot - Sunday 11 am. "I wanted to telecast my show on Sunday morning. I want each family to watch the show and connect with it," he said, adding: "I'm not attempting to change anybody's life with the show. I am an entertainer, my attempt is to connect with the people. But entertainment can be of any form, it need not be making people laugh everytime."
Workers carry photovoltaic solar panels for installation at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat
The world’s largest solar power field has been switched on in India’s western state of Gujarat. Accounting for 214 megawatts of photovoltaic solar capacity, it becomes larger than China’s 200 MW Golmud Solar Park, which previously held the record. The newly-developed solar power park will be a 500-megawatt system using state-of-the-art thin film photovoltaic technology and should be fully completed by the end of 2014. It now has an operational capacity of 214 MW and has already become the largest such single location in the world, spread over 3,000 acres of mainly wasteland. Gujarat environment chief S.K. Nanda says the state is ideal for the solar project because of its sparsely-populated desert in the north. The project has become part of 600 megawatt solar energy addition to India’s power grid, including sections that were already operational.
Upon completion the park will reduce carbon dioxide emissions released into the atmosphere to the tune of 8 million tonnes and save around 900,000 tonnes of coal and natural gas per year. It also gives a serious boost to India’s renewable energy ambitions. The country aims for solar power to account for 3 per cent of national capacity – or 1,000 MW – by 2013. Overall, it wants renewables to make up 15 per cent of capacity by 2020, from 6 per cent today. The foundation stone for the Gujarat solar power park was laid in December 2010, as part of the state’s Solar Power Policy. The solar energy sector is expected to create about 30,000 new jobs in the state over a period of time. The Gujarat government has already announced its next move, saying it will shortly come out with a rooftop solar power plant policy. The state’s chief minister Narendra Modi said it will encourage people to produce their own electricity and earn by selling the surplus power to the state grid. This would make the people self-reliant in power generation. The authorities hope it would also encourage residents to lease out their rooftops for solar power generation, which would yield additional income for the betterment of their life.