Radio One launches collection drive for the underprivileged children

Mumbai : This festive season, 94.3 Radio One lights up the life of the less fortunate ones through its latest initiative The 94.3 Radio One Christmas Santa, a collection drive for the underprivileged children. The station along with the support of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Mid Day and Vijay sales has put together a memorable Christmas for the kids from the NGO, Smile Foundation. This NGO works towards the development of underprivileged kids across India.

The surprise of the evening kick-started when Ajay Devgan arrived at 94.3 Radio One’s studio along with the Toon cast from the movie ‘Toonpur Ka Superr Hero’. The Toonpur Ka Superr Hero indeed brought a smile on the faces of the kids. He also, made their Christmas very special by distributing the gifts that were collected from all the listeners across the city. “It was so heart warming to see Ajay Devgan extend his support towards this cause. The Toonpur Ke Superhero sure knows how to bring excitement amongst the kids. It made the kids feel special as Ajay along with the toons distributed gifts to the kids.

I am truly grateful to 94.3 Radio One and its listeners, for all their support and contributions towards the society. Our kids are going to remember this day all their life!” said Nandita Dalal, from Smile Foundation.

Mrs. Krishika Lulla and Mr. Kumar Mangat, the producers for the movie Toonpur Ka Superr Hero said “We are excited about Toonpur Ka Superhero & are happy to join hands with 94.3 Radio One for this noble cause. It feels great to bring Toonpur Ka Superhero and toons along with lots of gifts for kids this Christmas.

“Bharat Petroleum Co Ltd is proud of being associated with a campaign like this. We are glad we could do our bit and contribute towards a better life for these children”, said Mr Ratan Panda, Deputy General Manager (Sales), for Bharat Petroleum Co Ltd .

Adding to this occasion, Kiran D’cruz, 94.3 Radio One, Mumbai Station Head, said “I am thankful to Ajay Devgan and the Toonpur Ka Superr Hero Team for extending their support to this noble cause. This is simply an effort to spread cheer and happiness this Christmas. We are also very grateful to Bharat Petroleum Co Ltd and Mid Day for extending their support. We really hope that we could, in our small way make a difference to the lives of these kids.”

The collection drive to kindle hope in the life of the children started on December 14th and will go on till December 24th with the help of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) which has served as collection points for this initiative. People who would want to contribute in terms of unused clothes, books, stationery or toys could visit any of the 40 selected Bharat Petroleum outlets across Mumbai. MJ’s from 94.3 Radio One were also seen at these centers, personally urging people to join in the drive.

The listeners, to locate the Bharat Petroleum outlets closest to their areas, would have to SMS Santa to 53650.

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