Mumbai: Emphasising on the importance of sanitation and hygiene in the country, leading Hindi mass entertainment channel Rishtey is soon to launch a new finite series called ‘Hum Saaf Saaf Hain’. The 14-episode finite series, ‘Hum Saaf Saaf Hain’ is a social comedy that trails the journey of an under-cover government official who goes from village to village checking up on the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. The show will air on Rishtey starting 16h February 2019, every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 PM.
Hum Saaf Saaf Hain promises to be a family entertainer which will not just tickle their funny bones but also enlighten them on the importance of sanitation and hygiene. The show will highlight issues such as ‘Swacchagris’, Toilets for the differently-abled, women’s safety and hygiene, ODF Plus and more with the twist of humour to engage the audiences.
Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC said, “The Swachh Bharat Mission launched by the Government of India in 2014, was a much-needed initiative to make India open defecation free over a 5-year time frame. As a flagship and successful programme of the present Government, the Swachh Bharat Mission has not just built sanitation infrastructure, but also focused on creating awareness and behavioral change amongst people. Recognising the strong inter-linkage of sanitation & hygiene with socio-economic factors such as healthcare, sustainable communities and gender dignity, Sanitation has been one of HDFC’s focus areas since 2014 for its CSR programmes. We have partnered with experienced organisations across India, which are deeply connected with the communities they work in. HDFC is happy to partner with Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen and Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Limited for an innovative television series, which uses entertainment as an educative medium to impress the importance of good sanitation practices amongst India’s rural population. I wish all the teams success for this venture.”
Speaking about the importance of socially inclined content, Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO & MD, Viacom18 said: “India is at the precipice of becoming open defecation free and at Viacom18, we believe that the media & entertainment industry plays a crucial role in changing behaviour and mindsets towards safe usage of toilets. Hence, be it through films such as Toilet Ek Prem Katha, shows such as Navrangi Re! and even with our flagship CSR program Chakachak Mumbai, we havemainstreamed the conversation on sanitation in living rooms and film theatres. With Hum Saaf Saaf Hai, we further intend to engage viewers in entertaining content while also creating awareness on safe sanitary practices.”
The association has been orchestrated by INS-BE Viacom18, the brand solutions division under media conglomerate Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. The division in the past has successfully engaged with Arunachal Tourism, Himachal Tourism & Odisha Tourism along with prestigious associations with Ministry of External Affairs & DARPG under PMO.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation in partnership with HDFC Limited, aleading financial conglomerate, ‘Hum Saaf Saaf Hain’ is being produced by Colosceum Media.