Satyamev JayateFrom extremely sensitive issues like female foeticide and child sex abuse to other widespread social evils such as dowry, alcohol abuse and untouchability, the show attempted to bring forth a myriad of issues plaguing our society since time immemorial. There was also enough effort on Aamir Khan’s part to ensure that the issues discussed didn’t lose its importance. Many of the concerns that were discussed during the show were taken up with the relevant authorities as a follow-up measure and there were quite a few instances where action was taken and people attempted to change things for good.
The final episode
The grand finale of Satyamev Jayate discussed the basic principles of our Constitution. Aamir asked the audience, "When India's leaders envisaged building a new nation after independence, the constitution was the foundation stone of this endeavour. We had resolved to establish a sovereign, secular, democratic republic with justice, liberty, equality and fraternity for all. After 65 years of Independence, are we actually living up to those principles?” It was heart-warming to listen to stories of several citizens who truthfully abided by the principles of Constitution in an effort to help others and set great examples.
Twitterverse buzzes with #LetMyIndiaAwake
Just like the earlier episodes, the social circuit yet again lent its support during the finale by participating in the hashtag ‘#LetMyIndiaAwake’. It was one of the top trending topics in India during and after the show. #LetMyIndiaAwake trended at the top across major metros during the show. Apart from #LetMyIndiaAwake, ‘Satyendra Dubey’ who paid with his life in an attempt to blow the lid of corrupt practises in a prestigious roadways project also trended in India
Some of the top tweets for the final episode were:
Shaili Chopra (@shailichopra) - We need to become a country of zero tolerance toward untouchability, communalism, corruption,unfairness, lies @smjindia #LetMyIndiaAwake
Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) - Nikal pado re... we've got to do it guys! Jaihind! Satyamev Jayate! Love. a.
Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) - Nikal Pado re Bandhu Nikal Pado re Nikal Pado re raahi,Nikal Pado Re Arey Na mumkin bhi Mumkin Hove Karke dekho re Bandhu.#LetMyIndiaAwake
Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) - Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high...Into that heaven of freedom my father let my country awake #SatyamevJayate
What the online media had to say
Satyamev Jayate’s last episode also found a mention in many major news websites and online publications who essentially summarized the conclusion of the show. Here are a few excerpts.
Satyamev Jayate wraps up, Aamir bids adieu - Farewells are bittersweet- bitter because the journey has to be halted and sweet because of the experience the journey turned out to be. Hindustan times
'Satyamev Jayate' finale: Not the end, but a new start for India – Months prior to the first episode of 'Satyamev Jayate', we saw trailers of a possible talk show with actor Aamir Khan as the host. IBN Live
‘End of a perfect show by Mr.Perfectionist’ – After its glorious journey of 13 weeks, which got aplomb by entire classes of audiences and creating a new milestone on the small screen, Amir News Track India
Aamir’s satyamev Jayate ends with aplomb – From garnering overwhelming TRPs to getting prominence on social networking websites, the impact of Aamir Khan's maiden TV show . TOI
Satyamev Jayate has definited created a ripple effect across the social strata of our society. It not only brought several known/unknown issues to public attention but also motivated several people to stand up and take notice and do something to initiate a change.
To conclude, the journey has not ended but has just begun and it’s we the people who are now responsible to take the journey ahead.