92.7 BIG FM PARTNERS WITH AKANKSHA FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE TEACHERS DAY

92.7 BIG FM PARTNERS WITH AKANKSHA FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE TEACHERS DAY

APPEALS TO LISTENERS TO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF VOLUNTEERING TO TEACH AND SPREAD THE LIGHT OF EDUCATION

RECEIVED OUTSTANDING SUPPORT FROM THE CITY!

Mumbai, September 4th, 2012: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 FM radio network and the Golden Mikes Broadcaster of the Year, in association with the Akanksha Foundation a non-profit organization with a mission to impact the lives of children from low-income communities, enabling them to maximize their potential and transform their lives through education celebrated Teachers Day at the studios in a very unique fashion.As the rest of India celebrated Teachers Day the children from Akanksha Foundation were at the studios to appeal to the listeners to take on the responsibility of becoming their teachers and experience the joy of spreading the light of education in others lives.

As the RJs bonded with the kids and got them to be comfortable, the kids opened their hearts out and shared their simple problems. While one wanted help in Math, being terrible at tables the other wanted to get better at spoken English in order to become a ‘Badaa Sahab’ tomorrow. It was indeed touching to see the fire in their eyes and the desire to achieve big goals despite the challenges they faced. All they needed was just a little help from people who can spare time. The RJs spent an enjoyable afternoon with the kids and volunteered to spare time for the kids from Akanksha Foundation.

They also appealed to the listeners of 92.7 BIG FM to make the effort to help the children from Akanksha.

92.7 BIG FM said in a statement, “Education is a primary necessity for every child and we are committed to help engage a larger audience and channelize efforts towards this cause. The timing couldn’t be more perfect with Teacher’s Day around the corner and the response has been superb. We have received a phenomenal response from Mumbai and we look forward to partnering with similar initiatives Life Banao initiatives in the future as well.”

Vandana Goyal, CEO at The Akanksha Foundation mentions, “Few realize the transformational impact a teacher can have on the life of a child, especially for those children who do not have access to passionate, skilled educators. For the last 21 years at Akanksha, we have seen firsthand the critical importance that outstanding teachers play in changing the life prospects of

children from underserved communities. This Teacher’s Day, we invite the most talented, passionate amongst us to join our team and transform not just their students’ lives, but their own. We are very happy to have 92.7 BIG FM join hands with us in this noble cause.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties, television production and out of home. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. It houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark and a regional general entertainment Channel for the PCHP region – Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – a regional general entertainment channel for the Hindi heartland; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division, catering to the creative needs of the Indian television landscape and BIG STREET – which acquires and markets long term premium out of home inventory. The Company also distributes Bloomberg UTV, India’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to: www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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