Bollywood star Aamir Khan highlighted the fight of Youth Football Club (YFC), Rurka Kalan, against drug abuse in the very first episode of his issue-based show Satyamev Jayate in its third season.
On September 3, it was discussed on the show as how sports can change the youth’s life in villages. It underscored the promotion of football to fight drugs.
The first episode was titled ‘A ball can change the world’ highlighting various sports-based stories.
YFC, founded by Gurmangal Dass in 2000, is a community-oriented organisation.
Local labourers helped Dass in building a football ground, besides NRIs from across the world who donated money for the cause.
Dass was invited at Mumkin Hai show with Amir, Yuvraj Singh and Kapil Dev who answered queries live.
Some clippings were showed about the club in the episode to the audience as the part of videos shown about good work done by various academies in India.
Dass got an opportunity to share his thoughts with Amir Khan on the backstage after the show got over.
“The Satyamev Jayate team visited our club and shot a documentary two months ago. Aamir appreciated the YFC’s efforts. We are currently nurturing over 2,000 underprivileged boys and girls through football. During the show, Aamir Khan stressed on how important sports are for youngsters given the fact that a whole generation in Punjab has been lost to drug abuse,” Dass said.
Aamir also extended support to YFC in future and motivated Dass to carry on with his work.
“The extent of drug addiction in Punjab has reached alarming levels. The best medium to keep them away is sports. Sports help them making positive choices in life. We thank Aamir and the Satyamev Jayate team for highlighting the importance of sports and making people aware about their importance.”
The documentary on the club has also been uploaded on its website.