Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on May, 22 2017
Its been little over 24 hours after this campaign first went live and here I am posting the first update.
We crossed 5 lakh within the first few hours and now are close to hitting the 200% mark. This has been highly unexpected and i still dont understand what to make of it. Neither me nor Nikita had ever in our wildest dreams imagined that a few shows on Radio City and a handful of tweets could lead to something so divine, so pure.
We want to thankyou and accept your generosity graciously.
We wont be keeping the fund raiser live for all 14 days as planned because our target has been achieved rather rapidly, but dont let that stop you from helping others here on Ketto, and even around you, in your lives.
Do follow me, Sucharita on twitter (@su4ita) because from now on I intend to talk about such stories on the regular, and try to continue to bring people together like this.
Thankyou, we are very obliged.
When we run contests, we try and pick up as many calls as we can, yet many go unanswered, so for one to get through On Air, is a big deal.
One such lucky contest winner was Nikita Shukla, a third year law student at GLC, currently living at a hostel in South Mumbai. When Nikita came to claim her prize at Radiocity, she requested to meet RJs (as listeners sometimes do) So I met her a few weeks ago. Nikita is completely blind. Something her parents were not very excited about and wanted to get her married right after high school. When Nikita refused and insisted on studying further, she was asked to leave the house. Broke and without plan, Nikita bought a ticket to Mathura and was about to leave the city, when her friends convinced her to stay back.
But how much money can college students contribute?
Enough for her to pay her fee little by little. She's borrowed from friends, sometimes kind professors even. A few small scholarships. But money was not enough to afford the luxury of three meals a day. For 3 years, Nikita has been surviving on only dinner. 20 a month. The hostel fee paid in one go, gave her 20 free dinners a month, and thats what she would eat All this while, scoring about 80% on her exams.
Nikita didnt come to Radiocity to tell me her story. She just came to collect a prize, but agreed to go on the record when i asked.