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Akshay Kumar Faces Wrath Of Fans For Walking 21KM On Treadmill To Understand Rural Women’s Pain

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Akshay Kumar Faces Wrath Of Fans For Walking 21KM On Treadmill To Understand Rural Women’s Pain

Water is one of the most important things that all the living beings need to survive and its scarcity is among the biggest concerns for all of us at the moment. However, what is more worrying is that majority of us are ignoring this problem and some are actually not aware of the seriousness of the issue.

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On the Republic Day of India, News 18 along with Harpic organized an event – “Mission Paani Waterthon” in order to promote water conservation and hygiene. The event was hosted by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar who talked about the importance of saving water along with the benefits of hydrotherapy. The “Kesari” star also came up with some simple ways of saving water, such as giving only half glass of water to guests who come home as they can ask for more if they feel thirsty, by stopping the use of flush and using tap water for urinals and installing sensor taps so that water wastage can be controlled in a pretty good manner. Akshay also talked about how hydrotherapy helped his body in recovering after rigorous workout session.

There are still many villages in India where women have to walk miles for getting water as there is no source of clean and safe drinking water in their villages. How serious this problem is can be understood by the fact that old men in some villages are getting married again to young women because their wives are getting older and are not able to walk long distance for water.

Akshay Kumar walked 21 km on treadmill in order to understand what those women go through who have to walk long distances for water.

However, this didn’t go well with social media users because many of them felt that Akshay Kumar made fun of those women by walking on treadmill wearing sport shoes in an AC room while those women have to walk barefoot on uneven path carrying utensils under the sunshine.

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