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Friday, May 19, 2017

Inspiration:The Heartwarming Story of How a Radio Channel & Many Mumbaikars Helped a Visually Impaired Girl


Sucharita Tyagi, a popular Mumbai-based radio jockey working at Radio City wants to show the world that people are inherently kind and generous. She recently took to Twitter and shared the heartwarming story of how hundreds of her show’s listeners, spontaneously and without any question, stepped in to fund the education of a visually impaired law student who had been cut off by her own family.According to a series of tweets that Sucharita posted through her official handle, Nikita Shukla is a third-year law student who had recently won a competition conducted by the radio channel.

When she came to collect her prize at the station, she and Sucharita struck up a conversation.During the conversation, Sucharita discovered that Nikita’s parents had not been happy about the fact that their daughter was completely blind and were intent on marrying her off once she finished her schooling. But Nikita stood firm and decided that she wanted to pursue higher education.Unfortunately her family told her to leave the house and also cut her off financially.

Hearing this brave woman’s story, Sucharita decided to share it with her listeners.She received 100 of texts, multiple phone calls over many days. Was surprised n humbled to see even @OnlyBabaSehgal text on our public number.They collated this data, and went around collecting cheques made out directly to Nikita.Koparkhairaney sey Marine lines tak.Not ONE person asked for proof, not ONE person said "but what if she runs away with my money?"No, people just opened their hearts and gave.We raised enough to cover her tuition, hostel and canteen fee.The girl can eat three meals a day now.And become a kickass lawyer!

Thanks to the generosity of these contributors, Nikita will not have to go hungry or worry about her education anymore.

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