Megastar Amitabh Bachchan stressed on the importance of educating girls and said that he found many contestants in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ who shared their stories of how they have been stopped from being educated. After a conversation with 29-year-old contestant Arti Bajaj Chugh, he was impressed by her initiative to educate girls in villages.
Aarti, a senior bank manager at Punjab Gramin Bank, told Big B how the people who worked with him became an inspiration for his community service endeavours.
He said, “When I was posted in another village, the helper was unable to come because she was unwell. She sent her daughter, who was only 18 or 19, to work. I asked ‘You work But why have you come? Someone else could have come,’ to which he replied: ‘Ma’am, I have dropped out of school and this is my future job.’
Aarti further added, “That day I decided that these kids should get the opportunities they deserve. I pushed for their education and got admission in BA. Now, she is finally studying and BC agent in a bank. Then I thought that if a girl’s life can change that much, I can do so much more. Then I started classes every Sunday, to make life better. ”
The host appreciated her and told the audience that her work is very important for the betterment of the society as many girls are deprived of basic education.
She spoke about her experience of being on the show, “It was incredible to sit in front of Mr. Bachchan and play ‘KBC’. I felt like I was living a dream like I was Aladdin and it was my magic to fulfill my wishes. There was a lamp.”
Aarti Bajaj, who hails from Chamkaur Sahib, Punjab, will be on the hotseat in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 14’. The quiz based reality show airs on Sony Entertainment Television.