Facilitating changemakers the bindass way

24 Mar,2014

By a correspondent

 

Youth brand bindass’ recent initiative ‘b for change’ is seeing support from many quarters as the channel encourages youngsters to become agents of change. Bollywood’s Youth Icon, Abhay Deol was the guest of honor at a special event held in the capital recently to felicitate a few young change makers, whose work has been featured on bindass earlier as a part of ‘b for change’.

 

The initiative reiterates bindass’ brand philosophy of being an ‘Enabler of Purposive Action’ through engaging entertainment that can inspire the Indian youth. The hosts of the channel’s two marquee shows under the ‘b for change’ umbrella, Karan Tacker from ‘Halla Bol’ and Gurpreet Saini from ‘Change Aayega, Hum Laayenge’ were also present at the event to mark their support.

 

The change makers who were felicitated at the event included Alisha Sharma from Mumbai, who started the ‘Chappal Marungi’ campaign, which encourages victims of eve teasing to fight back the molesters; Shreeya Parekh from Bangalore who spreads awareness about environmental issues through her blog ‘Green living’; Rashi Anand from Delhi started  ‘Lakshyam’, India’s first toy library for under privileged children; Mishika Singh from Delhi who was one of the founding member of ‘Besharmi Morcha’, a campaign to raise voice against the attitude of blaming rape or sexual harassment on any aspect of a woman’s appearance.

 

“India is slated to be the youngest country in the world in the next couple of years. The youth in our country are brimming with positive energy evident in the self-motivated actions taken by youngsters like Alisha, Shreeya, Rashi and Mishika. ‘b for Change’ started with one of our strongest youth insights that our viewers are looking for platforms to channel their efforts. Our campaign aims to give them that platform. We hope that shows like ‘Halla Bol’ and ‘Change Aayega, Hum Laayenge’, will help route this positive energy of youth into actions that would yield the much needed change. Felicitating them is our way of encouraging many more such inspired youngsters to come forward and lead the efforts for a better tomorrow,” said Indrajit Ray, Executive Director – Content, Media Networks, Disney India.

 

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