Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan visited Maharashtra's Baramati and met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Supriya Sule on Thursday. Khan and the leaders were there to attend the inaugural ceremony of the annual Krushik (Farmers') Exhibition 2020.
Addressing the audience, Aamir Khan said, "The work done by the Pawar family through their Agricultural Development Trust is huge. I wanted to visit this place for the past two to three years. The achievements in farming in Baramati is immense. I would have to stay here for a couple of days to understand this place."
Aamir Khan also interacted with farmers where he stated that water is the most essential component of human life. He said that his Paani Foundation is working to educate and aware school students on water conservation and sustainability. "I am here today to learn," the filmmaker said, donning a solid ash-coloured T-shirt and beige chinos.
"Since the last four years, Paani Foundation is engaged in carrying out water management efforts across villages. We are also involved in soil health management, grass cultivation and crop planning," Khan said. He also lauded Sharad Pawar's work in the field of farming and said that the former agriculture minister has ideas that would solve rural problems.
या कार्यक्रमास आदरणीय शरद पवार साहेब, मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव ठाकरे जी, उपमुख्यमंत्री अजितदादा पवार, कृषी मंत्री दादा भुसे, मंत्री विश्वजित कदम, अभिनेते आमिर खान आदी उपस्थित होते.— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) January 16, 2020
राजेंद्रदादा पवार यांच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली गेली अनेक वर्षे हा उपक्रम सुरू आहे. pic.twitter.com/7s48BsTgAn
The Krushik Exhibition is one of India’s foremost Agricultural Trade Fair which provides a common platform for farmers, manufacturers, and suppliers and to those involved in the agriculture and allied sectors. The event is organised every year by the Sharad Pawar founded Agricultural Development Trust. Baramati has been seen as an epicenter of agricultural modernisation in Maharashtra and this exhibition is meant to attract new innovation and techniques in farming practices. It also displays accomplishments the local farmers have made in their practices.