Mumbai: Red FM has organized a very special program on the 15th of August. RJ Malishka and her team will be in Pune with war veterans who have suffered injuries while defending our country. The Independence Day the Morning No.1 team will visit the Paraplegic Rehab Centre of the Army Base in Pune and host a radio show from there, which will be broadcast to listeners in Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata.
In this special show, Red FM will talk to the brave soldiers who have suffered injuries during wartime or peacetime defending our borders. The show would pertain to their acts of bravery, the drive and the spirit that made them do so, their expectations from their fellow countrymen and will also touch upon the lighter sides of their lives like their favourite songs, stars etc.
Commenting on the initiative, Lt. Col. Jyoti of the Indian Armed Forces said, "These people don’t need sympathy, they need opportunity to go ahead in life. They need support from the people of this country in getting well-paid and respectable jobs. We are happy that an FM station from Bombay; RED FM is coming to highlight all this."
When asked about the state of mind of these men, who have served in many wars and are now forced to come to terms with their present condition, he has this to say, "The men feel on top of the world…they have won multiple awards including three Golds, seven Silvers and three Bronzes for various sports for the disabled at the Far East and South Pacific Games. They have participated in competitive sports in various countries such as Hong Kong, Japan & Beijing. Their spirit is undying, but they deserve the opportunity to be able to support themselves and their families."
RED FM COO Abraham Thomas says, "RED FM is known for its endeavour to always bring to light things that need attention under its initiative, Bajaao for a Cause. On the occasion of Independence Day, Red FM salutes the spirit of the war heroes who have sacrificed all to defend our borders."
Besides this, in an on-ground initiative in Mumbai, Red FM will be joining hands with High Street Phoenix for a special activity titled ‘Ribbons of life’, which is in association with SBI (Associate Partner), Film Division (Knowledge Partner), and Mani Bhavan (Knowledge Partner). The purpose of this activity is to create an emotional bond and unity amongst Indians. A ribbon symbolizing unity can be bought for Re. 1 by people and tied on a special stand for this purpose. The money collected through this activity will be donated to the NGO – Lights of Life, in support of education of underprivileged children.
The event will also re-live the high points of Indian history by showcasing Late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s renowned speech "Tryst with Destiny" on the Led Screen at High Street Phoenix and a special display on the life of Mahatma Gandhi arranged by the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya.