“If we are to reach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with children” – Mahatma Gandhi. Looks like Cosmos-Maya is following exactly what Mahatma had prophesied! The creators of Motu Patlu are launching a new show inspired by Gandhiji, titled Bapu, for kids. This development comes as 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of our ‘Father of the Nation’. Cosmos-Maya CEO Anish Mehta commented, “Bapu will be a tribute to the man who had the power to shape the thinking of generations. Cosmos-Maya’s biggest IPs are all ‘swadeshi’. With our production might, we are best equipped as storytellers in the sense that we can exercise our creative social responsibility and communicate Gandhiji’s teachings in a fun but responsible manner.” Out of the many gifts Gandhiji left for kids of subsequent generations, the greatest is instilling in them self-belief-“Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Acknowledging the same mindset, Cosmos-Maya has been working on the concept for the past two years. The company aims to not only empower half a billion Indian kids with Gandhiji’s values in a non-didactic format, but also to spread the Mahatma’s teachings to kids world over with entertaining, child-friendly storytelling. Cosmos-Maya chief creative officer and creator of the show Suhas Kadav said, “Bapu belongs to everyone and is a perpetual part of the collective conscious of us Indians. Bapu will help kids learn the value of goodness, inspire and entertain in the process.” Founded by acclaimed Indian filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, Cosmos-Maya is a leading India and Singapore based animation company that produces high quality 3D and 2D animation content. The company presently has 13 shows on air including Intellectual Properties (IPs) like Motu Patlu, Inspector Chingum, Selfie With Bajrangi, Eena Meena Deeka, and is working with all major broadcasters in this space. “Kids are an impressionable audience. Hence parental approval is imperative. We aim to make each episode a family affair with parents giving additional commentary”, added Mehta.