Appreciating superstar Aamir Khan for raising social issues through his TV serial 'Satyamev Jayate', National Commission for Women's (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma today said celebrities should come forward for social issues.
"Aamir Khan began with the issue of female foeticide with special reference to Rajasthan. It is a good beginning because it helps in creating awareness," she said at a seminar in Poornima engineering college in Sitapura area.
"The government and NGO volunteers have also been making efforts to curb the social evil and their role is definitely prime, but celebrities have their attraction among people which really works," she said.
Mamta said in the seminar, which was organised by NGO 'Message', that the commission launched a 24-hour helpline in Gujarat for women and soon it would be introduced in Haryana and Rajasthan and other states.
Expressing concern over increasing cases of rape and suicide by rape and dowry victims, she said that the cases of rape were on the top of complaints with the NCW these days.
Chairperson of Poornima Group of Institutions, Dr SM Seth emphasised upon empowerment of women in each sector and in the remote areas of the country so as to ensure overall growth of the nation.