| 24 Mar 2023
Big FM welcomes the eighth glorious year of 'Big Green Ganesha'

MUMBAI: Big FM welcomes the largest Indian festival of the year with a Big twist of green, the Big Green Ganesha. The campaign was laid down in 2008 with the vision for a better eco-friendly future and has received tremendous support over the past seven years from citizens across the country.

Big Green Ganesha aims at creating social consciousness towards making one of India’s largest and most popular festivals, ecologically sound. The campaign has so far t4ouched over millions of Indians and spans across 15 major cities this year including Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa, Sholapur, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Surat, Baroda, Mysore, Tirupati, Vizag, Chennai and Mangalore.

With an enormous paper collection drive underway, India’s most popular radio network has started the process of collecting tons of newspapers and other paper products from residential areas, celebrity houses, corporate offices, shops and other commercial establishments. These will be shared with renowned sculptors from across the country to enable the creation of beautiful and artistic eco-friendly Ganesha idols through techniques of paper mache and clay molding.

On-ground engagement for the campaign will include rallying calls to listeners to put their respective cities on a record-breaking path. RJs will provide listeners with daily updates on the collections and locations of the Big FM carts that will travel around each city. Celebrity endorsements will also lead the way to spreading the message amongst their fans.

Speaking on the occasion, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, Chief Operating Officer, Ashwin Padmanabhan, stated, “Big Green Ganesha is our marquee property; the largest social campaign we have initiated that has now become a trend in India. It gives me great joy to announce that it is the eighth year of the campaign and the love and support we have received from the people has been tremendous, gearing us up to deliver more. We are growing from strength to strength each year and we hope to receive as much support from citizens and our partners alike so we can make this initiative bigger and greener each year.”

One of the biggest green campaigns in India, the Big Green Ganesha has won many accolades for its fantastic work over the years including the prestigious India Radio Forum Excellence in Radio Award and Golden Mikes.

With a 360 degree approach in marketing and digital activities, the radio network will create surround sound about the initiative on all their digital platforms along with special vignettes of Bal Ganesha promoting eco-friendly celebrations and more to up the scale of campaigning this year around. On the digital front, Big FM will be doing an exhaustive digital campaign on FB and Twitter wherein they will invite people to take pledge to use Eco Friendly Ganesha idols with #BIGGreenGanesha.