Supporters Speak

"It is often said you have to be a little crazy to make a change in society. The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup has made people in our villages crazy for change. People came together in order to conquer the drought, and stayed united. This unity, a by-product of the Water Cup competition, is very important.

The Water Cup has brought about a massive transformation. It is truly successful because it did not offer the lure of cash for transformation- it offered training and helped people achieve change themselves. It has convinced people that water will bring with it a transformation of the village, society, and will bring prosperity as well. I offer hearty congratulations to the Paani Foundation team."

“It is often said you have to be a little crazy to make a change in society. The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup has made people in our villages crazy for change. People came together in order to conquer the drought, and stayed united. This unity, a by-product of the Water Cup competition, is very important.

The Water Cup has brought about a massive transformation. It is truly successful because it did not offer the lure of cash for transformation- it offered training and helped people achieve change themselves. It has convinced people that water will bring with it a transformation of the village, society, and will bring prosperity as well. I offer hearty congratulations to the Paani Foundation team.”

Mr Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister of Maharashtra

"It is often said you have to be a little crazy to make a change in society. The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup has made people in our villages crazy for change. People came together in order to conquer the drought, and stayed united. This unity, a by-product of the Water Cup competition, is very important.

The Water Cup has brought about a massive transformation. It is truly successful because it did not offer the lure of cash for transformation- it offered training and helped people achieve change themselves. It has convinced people that water will bring with it a transformation of the village, society, and will bring prosperity as well. I offer hearty congratulations to the Paani Foundation team."

“It is often said you have to be a little crazy to make a change in society. The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup has made people in our villages crazy for change. People came together in order to conquer the drought, and stayed united. This unity, a by-product of the Water Cup competition, is very important.

The Water Cup has brought about a massive transformation. It is truly successful because it did not offer the lure of cash for transformation- it offered training and helped people achieve change themselves. It has convinced people that water will bring with it a transformation of the village, society, and will bring prosperity as well. I offer hearty congratulations to the Paani Foundation team.”

Mr Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Mr Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Trusts

Mr Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Trusts

“Most of us take water for granted. We don’t think about wasting water, we don’t think about how valuable it is, until it’s not there, until it’s missing. And then we complain that water goes into the sea, that we don’t have enough infrastructure in place to conserve water, or to stop it from being toxified. In this environment, Aamir Khan has not only made a huge difference, he has started a movement and has made this movement a movement of people. He has not done it alone, he has involved the villagers and villages to give themselves the dignity of prosperity.

And so, I salute him and the Paani Foundation team for what they have done. It is a great privilege for the Tata Trusts to be associated with it.”

Mr Mukesh Ambani
Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited;
Founder, Reliance Foundation

“I want to congratulate Aamir, Kiran, Satyajit and the Paani Foundation team and supporters for really proving to us with the support of the Maharashtra Chief Minister and government departments that if we build a coalition together, we can empower the people to solve their own problems. The best philanthropy is to empower people, to give them tools so that they can solve their own problems. That is why it is very satisfying for us at Reliance Foundation that we have shown the world that this plan works. We are really privileged to be associated with Paani Foundation.”

Mr Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Trusts

Mr Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Trusts

“Most of us take water for granted. We don’t think about wasting water, we don’t think about how valuable it is, until it’s not there, until it’s missing. And then we complain that water goes into the sea, that we don’t have enough infrastructure in place to conserve water, or to stop it from being toxified. In this environment, Aamir Khan has not only made a huge difference, he has started a movement and has made this movement a movement of people. He has not done it alone, he has involved the villagers and villages to give themselves the dignity of prosperity.

And so, I salute him and the Paani Foundation team for what they have done. It is a great privilege for the Tata Trusts to be associated with it.”

Mr Mukesh Ambani
Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited;
Founder, Reliance Foundation

“I want to congratulate Aamir, Kiran, Satyajit and the Paani Foundation team and supporters for really proving to us with the support of the Maharashtra Chief Minister and government departments that if we build a coalition together, we can empower the people to solve their own problems. The best philanthropy is to empower people, to give them tools so that they can solve their own problems. That is why it is very satisfying for us at Reliance Foundation that we have shown the world that this plan works. We are really privileged to be associated with Paani Foundation.”

Mr Deepak Parekh
Chairman, HDFC Ltd;
Chairman, H T Parekh Foundation

“What attracted me to Paani Foundation was the passionate dedication and commitment of Aamir and his team. As an organisation, they have clearly understood the pulse of the water issue and focussed their efforts on creating a people’s movement across the state of Maharashtra. Paani Foundation has created an enabling environment by bringing all stakeholders together, to train and equip villages with necessary tools and scientific knowledge of watershed management.  It is admirable to see what they have been able to achieve in such a short time.

I see no reason why the Paani model cannot be replicated across other drought-prone states of India, as Aamir and his team have proved the potential of the human spirit and perseverance. I would like to thank them and wish them greatest success in this noble mission.”

Mr Shantilal Muttha
Founder, Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana

“I thank Aamir Khan and the Paani Foundation team for setting a unique example for the country. This is the first time that villages have been exposed to the kind of training that Paani Foundation conducts; thus far, they had got used to getting handouts. Now, they are succeeding by the sweat of their brow. This awakening will be great for Maharashtra and India. Let us come together and make this competition and movement for water bigger and better.”

Mr Deepak Parekh
Chairman, HDFC Ltd;
Chairman, H T Parekh Foundation

“What attracted me to Paani Foundation was the passionate dedication and commitment of Aamir and his team. As an organisation, they have clearly understood the pulse of the water issue and focussed their efforts on creating a people’s movement across the state of Maharashtra. Paani Foundation has created an enabling environment by bringing all stakeholders together, to train and equip villages with necessary tools and scientific knowledge of watershed management.  It is admirable to see what they have been able to achieve in such a short time.

I see no reason why the Paani model cannot be replicated across other drought-prone states of India, as Aamir and his team have proved the potential of the human spirit and perseverance. I would like to thank them and wish them greatest success in this noble mission.”

Mr Shantilal Muttha
Founder, Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana

“I thank Aamir Khan and the Paani Foundation team for setting a unique example for the country. This is the first time that villages have been exposed to the kind of training that Paani Foundation conducts; thus far, they had got used to getting handouts. Now, they are succeeding by the sweat of their brow. This awakening will be great for Maharashtra and India. Let us come together and make this competition and movement for water bigger and better.”

Mr Ajay Piramal
Chairman, Piramal Group;
Chairman, Piramal Foundation

“I would like to congratulate the entire team of Paani Foundation. Your simple idea is creating a massive impact.”

Mr Rajiv Bajaj
Managing Director, Bajaj Auto

“I have been very confident of Paani Foundation’s initiative. The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is a sound idea that is based on groundwork and realistic facts and figures. What I like about this idea is its focus. The formula is perfect and the team is great.”

Mr Ajay Piramal
Chairman, Piramal Group;
Chairman, Piramal Foundation

“I would like to congratulate the entire team of Paani Foundation. Your simple idea is creating a massive impact.”

Mr Rajiv Bajaj
Managing Director, Bajaj Auto

“I have been very confident of Paani Foundation’s initiative. The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is a sound idea that is based on groundwork and realistic facts and figures. What I like about this idea is its focus. The formula is perfect and the team is great.”