RadioandMusic
| 23 Oct 2017
Big FM creates awareness about water conservation on World Environment Day

MUMBAI: Big FM has been at the forefront of addressing social issues through its on-air and on-ground campaigns. Continuing its endeavor of underscoring yet another rampant social problem, Big FM is encouraging participation from children to helm its environment awareness drive on the occasion of World Environment Day 2016. As a part of the drive last year, Big FM entered the Limca Book of Records with 12500+ entries. This year too, the radio network aims to go a notch higher by widening the scale of the drive in a bid to break its previous record.

Amplifying its reach nationwide, Big FM will conduct a national drive on 5 June at 6:30 AM across its 45 stations to create awareness among children below 15 years of age through a painting competition. Aiming to execute this simultaneously across locations, the FM network will target participation by over 15000 kids. Leveraging on the network’s reach, this initiative aims at not only educating the future generation, but also their families and listeners about the significance of water conservation.

The competition will require children to express the importance and implications of water conservation through art. To register for the drive, children can send in their entries at www.927Bigfm.com/savewater or SMS BIG PANI to 55454.

Speaking on the initiative, a spokesperson from Big FM said, “Being a mass oriented platform that is at the forefront of underscoring social issues, we aim to motivate people to contribute towards planet earth. As part of the campaign, it is only fitting that our painting competition is being driven by children - the bright future generation. On behalf of Big FM, we sincerely urge all our listeners to show their support in whatever capacity they can.”

Big FM’s nation-wide water conservation awareness initiative will be backed by an extensive on-air, on-ground and digital promotion campaign.

Additionally, in Mumbai, Big FM is going the extra mile to address the water scarcity faced by Maharashtra by joining hands with noted social activist- Mayank Gandhi and Fulora Foundation. Extending a helping hand towards Mumbai for Maharashtra initiative, Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor’s crowd-funding platform ‘Ketto’ is raising funds to help the water stressed regions of Beed District. So far, Mumbai Big FM listeners have contributed INR 13 lacs through fulora.ketto.org.