93.5 RED FM restores faith of Kolkatians who were affected by the storm through ‘Umeedon
7th May, 2018, Kolkata: 93.5 RED FM has come to the rescue of storm affected people in Kolkata, through their inimitable initiative called Umeedon Ka Repair. Piloted by RJ Praveen on his Morning No.1 Show, Umeedon Ka Repair aims to help people in re-building their lives. Last week a massive storm had hit the city leaving behind a trail of destruction which many in Kolkata had been coping with. The aftermath led to huge property damage in the slum areas and had made several citizens completely homeless. This catastrophe has uprooted them leading to seek refuge in shelters or depending on generosity of their friends.
Amidst suchan utterly hopeless condition few devastated residents of Kolkata called up RJPraveen on his Morning No.1 Show requesting for help.Dharmendra Misra, one of the victims called up Praveen and reported that hisroof had completely broken down. Praveen immediately took up the cause, visitedthe victim’s house and made detailed follow up for the next few days whereevery development was put on air. He met the local councillor GautamHaldar who pledged on air to provide aid in fixing Dharmender’s house. Therestoration work for Misra’s home started effectively after that!
However,93.5 RED FM just didn’t stop there. Amplifying community voices on hismorning show, RJ Praveen reached out to more storm victims. Mina Mistri fromCamp Bagan was another caller whose small home had totally collapsed.Immediately Praveen himself pledged on air to re-build her house within astipulated time of one week, so that her nine-member family could shift totheir home quickly.
Commentingon the initiative Umeedon Ka Repair, RJ Praveen says, “Even in the face of adversity wemust keep our resilient spirit alive. There has been a lot of devastation andheart-rending loss after the storm. Umeedon ka Repair is the answer to all thebleakness around. We have pledged to rehabilitate Dharmendra Misra and MinaMistri at the earliest and get them back on their feet soon. Tragedy can beunavoidable but the road to recovery shouldn’t be.”
Presently, the entire process ofreconstruction is being covered on-air and on digital. Everyone can watch theprogress of rebuilding homes sustainably and speedily on RED FM’s officialFacebook page and Instagram handle. Apart from rehabilitating these individuals,RED FM has always been a platform for transmitting vital informationduring emergencies which enables easy connectivity within a community. Keepingthe city connected on one platform, 93.5 RED FM is committed to spreadingkindness and hope in the community.