#KBC11: Social Activist Shyam Sundar Paliwal Plays as Karamveer

Friday's episode of KBC 11 witnessed Social Activist Shyam Sundar Paliwal as Karamveer with actress Sakshi Tanwar. Read all updates here!

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#KBC11: Social Activist Shyam Sundar Paliwal Plays as Karamveer

The latest episode of KBC 11, which was also a Karamveer episode, opened as continuing the game with Gwalior based Sushma Singh Chauhan. But soon, the game with her ended as she took home the amount of Rs 3,20,000 in the last episode. Further, in the episode, Bachchan also thanked the audience for loving him and accepting him on-screen for the last 50 years.

Soon after that, the Karamveer episode begins, and Mr. Bachchan, the host of the show, introduced the Karamveer of yesterday’s episode – Shyam Sunder Paliwal. Shyam Sundar Paliwal is awarded for his contribution towards the environment by none other than late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as he started planting trees on the name of the daughters of his area.

Yes, he is a social activist known for changing the mindset of the people of Piplantri village (Rajasthan) towards the girl child. A Fixed Deposit is said to be made of Rs 31,000, and 111 trees are planted in the name for every girl child born in Piplantri through his constant efforts.

Next, Amitabh Bachchan invited him on the stage and also invited actor Sakshi Tanwar on the stage as a helper of Shyam Sunder Paliwal. And the game started.

While talking about the town, Sakshi said,

"Piplantri is a successful working model in front of us and more villages should follow this. There are lot of efforts made by Shyamji behind this initiative and if people realise the importance of this model and put it to practice, then we can certainly progress as a country."

She added,

"A girl plays various roles across different stages of her life; from being a daughter, to a mother and even the link that holds an entire family together. A child's source of learning in initial stages is a mother. Therefore, it is important for a girl to be educated and self-sufficient, not only for the betterment and progress of her family but the society and country at large."

Then through the episode of KBC, Paliwal added,

"Entire nation has got the message to save girl child, plant more trees, conserve water and protect animals, amongst others. And this has been possible because of the people of Piplantri who have understood these aspects and are working towards the same with determination.
I feel, with the right direction, there can be many more Piplantris throughout the country. It gives me immense satisfaction to know that the people of Piplantri are actually reaping the benefits of what they are sowing."

Recently in an episode, we have seen how KBC suffered criticism on social media after they referred to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Maratha warrior, as just Shivaji in a question.

The question was,

“Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?”

And, for that, the options were Maharana Pratap, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Rana Sanga,  and Shivaji.

No wonder the reference hurt the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra, who started trending '#Boycott_KBC_SonyTV' for disrespecting one great Maratha warrior.

However, soon after that, Sony TV issued an apology and expressed their regret on the Thursday episode of KBC 11.

Sony TV tweeted,

"There was an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during Wednesday’s KBC episode, due to inadvertence. We deeply regret the same and being mindful of the sentiments of our viewers have carried a scroll expressing regret during our episode yesterday. #KBC11"

Moreover, in the episode, one more interesting thing happened when this question was asked:

“गाने के इस हिस्से में किस तरह की बीवी के बारे में बताया जा रहा है (गाना सुनाया गया- जिसकी बीवी .... उसका बड़ा नाम है, कोठे से लगा दो सीढ़ी का क्या काम है)”

Answer was लंबी

So, for this question, Amitabh said to Computer Ji,

"काहे हमको शर्मिंदा कर रहे हैं. तमीज नहीं है आपको?"

Sakshi and Shyam took home the amount of Rs 12,50,000. Well, the next week will be the last week of KBC11, and the episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati will see a new contestant with a new Fastest Finger First game.