Geetanjali Babbar, who works relentlessly for improving the lives of children of sex workers on Delhi’s infamous G.B. Road, has won a flat through a radio contest.
Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM’s ‘FLAT 983’ on-air contest, sponsored by Investors clinic, has turned out to be a big ticket of comfort for Babbar, who has been knocking on the doors of brothel owners with a vision of giving a new lease of life to the children of sex workers, with NGO ‘Kat-Katha’.
In the third season of its on-air show, Mirchi designed the ‘FLAT 983’ contest purely on sunshine value to touch the emotional chords of its listeners. The aim of the station this year was to appreciate ‘Delhi Ke Heroes’.
The contest began in the first week of September, with the Mirchi team requesting Delhi residents to send nominations of people who are working towards the betterment of society voluntarily.
The most persuasive stories were selected as the top five finalists. For one week, the station voiced the story of these selected heroes through his or her personal interviews in all the shows. And Delhi listeners had to vote for their favourite contestant via SMS.
One of the contestants was 57-year-old Dorris Francis who lost her daughter in a car crash and since then he has been managing traffic on that accident-prone intersection where her daughter died. He makes sure that no other commuter suffered her daughter’s fate.
Sylvester Peter, who’s at the helm of My Angels Academy, where economically challenged children learn meditation, academics and athletics, was another contestant.
Nitin Singh, station head, Radio Mirchi, said in a statement, “This year Mirchi not only provided a dream come true reward but is also gave recognition to those who deserve it the most. We hope to continue in contributing to our society through our innovative concepts.”
Apart from Babbar, the other finalists were Rajesh Kumar Singh, a college dropout who owns a general store at Shakarpur and runs a school under a flyover located on the railway land, and Medicine Baba-Omkar Nath, who daily visits many houses for collecting medicines and donates them to those in need.