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UN Gives a Thumbs-Up to Movie ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’, Appreciates Stars for Addressing Health And Pollution Issue Through Film

The film has now come under the scanner of global agencies like UN-Environment. Read on to know how!

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The Bollywood film has been making news for all the right reasons. Youtube
  • Toilet-Ek Prem Katha movie stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Padnekar
  • UN Environment appreciated the film and its stars for their efforts to highlight a global menace such as open defecation 
  • The film’s trailer was previously shared and tweeted by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well 

New Delhi, August 17, 2017: In the Indian film industry, fate changes every Friday with the new release of the week. Of late, as films continued to come and go every next Friday, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha remains one movie that had garnered attention even before its release and continues to do so even a week after hitting the multiplexes.

The Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Padnekar starrer talks about the ailing issue of public defecation currently plaguing a majority of Indian societies and asserts the importance and need of toilets, especially for the womenfolk in every household. The film without seeming preachy, it tackles an important global issue while also supplementing Narendra Modi’s cleanliness initiative – Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Starting from the announcement of the title, and eventually, with the film’s release, the spotlight has been thrown directly at Toilet-Ek Prem Katha and the film has managed to remain in news for a variety of reasons.

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Apart from its unique subject, the film has another reason to boast about now, as it continues to gross huge figures at the box office.

The Bollywood movie has now earned recognition from the UN Environment, making it noticeable at a global level once again.

UN Environment posted a short clip of the film on their official Facebook page along with a status appreciating the stars for promoting an issue central to public health and pollution through the medium of films-

“Open defecation is a health and environmental concern that touches nearly a billion lives. In Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar are addressing this global issue to spread awareness and spark action.”

 

Cinema enjoys a great impact on people and the film stars exert tremendous influence. The film has been largely appreciated over the Internet for bringing a fresh plot interwoven with a social message, which makes it a good recipe for mass acceptance.

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The film has fared well at the box office and beyond, with people writing good reviews about it, Quora

Some films leave us with a sense of having witnessed something that feels like our own; which strikes a chord. These are movies that leave a greater impact on the society. Some might help alter social mechanisms, while others might provide the system with an altogether new direction. Toilet Ek Prem Katha remains one such film. Apart from recognition from UN Environment, the Chandigarh state government has also decided to hold screenings of the film for the sarpanches (village headmen) to boost sanitation and tackle issues like open defecation.

The film’s trailer was previously shared and tweeted by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well.

 


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PM Modi Advises Scientists To Use Science to Improve Lives

PM Narendra Modi tells Scientists to use science to improve the lives of citizens

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Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon scientists to take up challenges in their research for bettering the daily lives of common citizens, especially farmers, help in reaching clean drinking water, solar power to the people, and solving problems such as pollution.

Highlighting the importance of ‘science for society’, Modi said when all “scientists, all citizens, will move forward with this understanding, both the country and mankind will be benefited”.

“To know the connection between science and society, we have to give answers to some questions. Everybody knows the pollution problem due to increased use of plastic. Can our scientists take up the challenge to come up with saleable and cost effective material which can take the place of plastic?” the Prime Minister asked while inaugurating the India International Science Festival through video conferencing from Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi highlights the importance of ‘Science for Society’. Wikimedia Commons

Modi exhorted scientists assembled from India and abroad for the mega event whether they can take up the challenge to find a better way to store energy or electricity.

“Can we get a solution so that the use of solar power can go up, can we come up with an innovation related to battery and other infrastructure to reach electric mobility to the common man?

“Have we thought of doing something in our lab which can improve the lives of crores of people? Can we find a solution to local drinking water problems and reach clean drinking water to the people?” he asked.

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Modi also urged scientists to ponder over whether they can invent something which would cut down healthcare cost, and benefit peasants by increasing their income.

“We have to think how use of science can help in easing the lives of the people,” he said. (IANS)