When the pandemic hit the world, it came into a standby mode. The people were in great pain due to suffering. But few warriors came forward to help those needy ones. United Nations India (UNI), NITI Aayog, and Discovery India came together to award these heroes by launching a show, ‘Bharat Ke Mahaveer’.
The show will be telecast on the Discovery channel. This three-part series will air on to celebrate the actions of 12 champions from across India. These champions extended a hand to the needy and created a ray of hope. The series will be co-hosted by the UN Secretary-General’s SDG Advocate Dia Mirza and actor Sonu Sood, who was recently conferred the ‘Special Humanitarian Action Award’ by the Government of Punjab for his humanitarian efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
The show will start with Phase 1 in the month of November On Discovery and Discovery HD Channels. The series is Co-powered by Amazon.in, MI TV, Dell while Amul, Kia Sonet, and Hicks, Hot Water Bottle are the Associate Sponsors. People can also stream the show on the smart device from the Discovery Plus app.
Bharat Ke Mahaveer will reveal the sacrifices and hard work whether about food distribution, providing medical care, donating their life savings, or feeding a stray animal. India has shown a strong sense of togetherness in times of crisis.
Watch Promo – here
Amitabh Kant, the CEO, NITI Aayog, said, “Throughout this global crisis, we have seen countless stories of individuals across the country who have gone beyond their call of duty. Even in the Aspirational Districts, despite facing greater developmental challenges, people came forward in a tremendous display of humanity. We are happy to have come together with Discovery and the UN in India for this initiative to recognize these stories”.
Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator in India said, “As COVID-19 continues to upend our lives, these unsung heroes are an inspiration and solace to us all. They remind us that it is only by working together, with kindness and compassion, that we can succeed – a truth that underpins the message of the United Nations, especially during this 75th year since our founding. Through Bharat Ke Mahaveer, we wish to honour those individuals, who despite all odds, have gone out of their way to show extraordinary selfless kindness to help those in need. They rekindle our faith in humanity and our hope for a better future. They make us proud, here in India and globally.”
Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India, said, “Bharat KeMahaveer is not just a TV show – it is reflection of India’s gratitude to so many of the unsung heroes who became a shining beacon of hope and inspiration. We are proud to partner NITI Aayog and UN India in this prestigious project.”
Bharat Ke Mahaveer is a television program and not a contest, and the 12 stories are representative of the spirit of solidarity and unity in the country.