Thursday, November 15, 2018

TV9 Promotes Safe and Eco-Friendly Green Diwali

Come Diwali the skies turn into a beautiful canopy. Colourful fireworks create fanciful patterns and the sound of crackers fill the neighbourhood. It is all fun, light and sound but something that creates joy also turns into a cause for concern. Fireworks, in their present form, can become a major pollutant and cause serious health problems.

For many years now TV9 has been promoting a safe and eco - friendly Green Diwali. TV9 has  been reaching out to public through its telecast of awareness campaigns, scrolls, news stories and 'Green Diwali' campaign promos.

TV9 over the years has telecast many shows wherein celebrities have endorsed a green Diwali which will keep children and pets safe. TV9 has promoted usage of mud lamps in place of plastic lamps. There have been LIVE reports from Hyderabad, Warangal, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam about Diwali revellers views on green Diwali. Doctor bytes about precautions for eye care has been a major campaign. After the Supreme court verdict this year there seems to have been a reduction in high decibel crackers everywhere.

Watch promos here:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Grace Cancer Run

Head and neck (mouth, larynx, throat or nose) cancers account for a large portion of the total number of cancer cases reported in India, and nearly half of the patients with such type of cancers die within a year of diagnosis. Over 1.7 lakh cancer cases are reported every year of which 76% are males; many patients come for treatment only after cancer has reached advanced stage.

Nearly 70% of head and neck cancers are related to consumption of  tobacco, areca nut and alcohol. Unfortunately, these causative agents are freely available either due to weak policy or implementation, or absence of it. 

Recently TV9 supported Race For Grace, a cancer awareness run and urged people to stay away from tobacco. The run is a chance to challenge oneself, set new limits and reduce cancer risk by being physically active. Early detection is the key to conquering cancer and anyone can make meaningful and significant changes in lifestyle to  prevent occurrence of cancer.

TV9 telecast promos on social media platforms, aired scrolls and covered the event LIVE to spread awareness regarding the importance of early detection as it goes a long way in preventing cancer complications.

The race to save lives run was organised by Grace Cancer Foundation. People from all walks of life joined the run in the fight against cancer and ran alongside those who are impacted by cancer. Hyderabad CP Anjani Kumar flagged off the run where nearly seven thousand young men and women participated.

Grace foundation Cancer run in Hyderabad - TV9

As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to take further his commitment and passion for making change in society by supporting the cause of education and health. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas.

Grace foundation 'Cancer run' in Hyderabad on Oct 7 - TV9

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

HelpAge India

TV9 has been associated with the National level NGO HelpAge India's Hyderabad chapter for many years. For an estimated 104 million elderly in India, more than fifty percent suffer abuse and neglect from kith and kin. Property issues were found to be the prime reason.

As a channel that stands for the motto 'Better Society' TV9 has been sensitising viewers to take care of their parents and the elderly. TV9 feels the need to understand senior citizens issues and has been scrolling Toll-free Elder Helpline numbers.  The Helpline links elders to various institutions such as old age homes, hospitals, police, government and non-governmental organizations.

The 2018 'Elder Abuse Study' report, released by HelpAge India found that sons were the foremost perpetrators of elder abuse. The main reason for abuse was related to the abuser wanting to live independently, property, lack of resources to meet the needs of elders and dislike for the senior’s way of living. Though there is greater understanding among seniors about abuse, reporting remains dismally low while many did not know how to deal with the problem, suggesting lack of awareness. 

TV9 has been creating awareness among the elders about their rights under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens Act, 2007 by focussing on the issue in half an hour discussion based programs. TV9 has been airing promos, scrolls and has done coverage of many initiatives of HelpAge India. 

Naveena || Voice Of Senior Citizens || Old Age Welfare Centre || TV9

Bengaluru and Hyderabad top list in harassment of senior citizens ! - TV9

As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally Ravi PrakashFoundation was founded in 2017 to further his commitment and passion for making change in society by supporting the cause of education and health. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is  undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Huge Response To Sanjivanithon-2

In collaboration with Siliconandhra TV9 recently telecast Sanjivanithon to raise additional funds for Sanjivani multi speciality hospital.  The LIVE telecast was aired non-stop/uninterrupted without any sponsors in USA for five hours and in Indian time band for three hours the next day.

Donations poured in from as far as Bahrain to Tokyo and the Telugu diaspora spread across the world responded through skype calls and social media connect. Combined with donors from India an amount of four crore ten lakhs was collected.  Earlier on 24th June 2018 history was created for the first time on Telugu news television when an appeal was made to support upcoming hospital and a sum of thirteen crores was collected during LIVE telecast.

 Huge Response to TV9 Siliconandhra Sanjivanithon fund raising event - TV9

Today the six floors of Sanjivani hospital with a total area of one lakh sq ft has been completed in record time and the Out patient department will be inaugurated and opened up for the public on October 18th, Dasara festival. Medical equipment for a multi speciality hospital is being set up and doctors from USA and India are ready to offer their services.

 Siliconandhra founder Kuchibhotla Anand on Sanjivanithon fund rising - TV9

Sanjivani multi speciality hospital is a non-profit venture of Siliconandhra in association with Smart Andhra Pradesh foundation which provides health services at doorstep to people in 150 villages.

 Be A Part Of  "TV9 Siliconandhra Sanjivani Hospital " & Save Lives ! || Kuchipudi

Kuchipudi is a village in Movva Mandal, Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh world renowned for the ancient Kuchipudi dance form. The village has no roads and schools and has been neglected by successive governments since independence. This was before Siliconandhra adopted Kuchipudi. Today roads have been laid, people's basic needs have been met and developmental works taken up.

 Sanjivanithon 2 : Donor's express their happiness over Sanjivani Multispeciality Hospital - TV9

As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally, Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to further its commitment and passion for making a change in the society by supporting the cause of education and health. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas. Ravi Prakash Foundation has donated four crores to the hospital. TV9 by supporting this cause not once but twice has made history in the area of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy by promoting, publicizing and telecasting Sanjivanithon I and II free of cost for twelve hours in parts and by raising funds of 17 crores.

Sanjivanithon 2 : Your Ancestors names will remain forever on the walls of Sanjivani hospital - TV9

Sanjivanithon : వేగంగా నిర్మాణమవుతున్న సంజీవని ఆస్పత్రి || Kuchipudi - TV9

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Joy of giving

DaanUtsav is India's own festival that celebrates giving. It takes place every year from the 2nd to 8th October, providing its citizens the opportunity to contribute time, money, materials or skills to benefit an individual, organization or cause. October 2nd marks the birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, who has inspired people world over to give back to society.

Over the past 10 years, TV9 has been promoting Joy of Giving Week, encouraged and inspired many. What started out as a simple idea, is now a mass movement of giving involving corporates, schools, colleges, not-for-profits, governments and communities. Ideas and inspiring acts of generosity are there in abundance, and TV9 has telecast programs on organisations that helped those in need.

DaanUtsav is about celebrating the ability to do something for others. It is also about recognising that there is great joy to be found in giving of oneself, bringing a smile on the face of another, or helping someone overcome a difficult situation, even if only momentarily.  DaanUtsav is promoted by hundreds of volunteers across the length and breadth of India.

TV9 has encouraged people to join the celebrations. It could be spending time with the elderly, giving books, toys and other material to those who cannot afford them or volunteering at the local animal shelter.

Watch DaanUtsav promo here:

Daan Utsav 10th year promo - TV9

TV9 has been supporting this cause by airing free promos on its network channels and also by covering and highlighting many events associated with this cause.

Watch here: 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

TV9 Seed Ball Campaign 2018 : Gift Greenery to your kids

TV9 Seed Ball Campaign 2018

TV9's commitment towards environmental issues is evident with the revival of Seed Ball campaign. In a recent study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), researchers warned that if climate change continues at its current pace, deadly heatwaves could make large parts of South Asia too hot for human survival by the end of the century. Up to 1.5 billion people could see their hometowns in the densely populated agricultural regions of the Ganges and Indus river basins become impossible to live in, according to the report.

Also, the indiscriminate felling of trees has been continuing unabated in almost all the cities of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana either for laying of a drainage line or for Metro works. It has been eating into the trees in two States that already has scarce green cover. Many trees that can be translocated are being mercilessly cut down. Therefore last year in 2017 when TV9 initiated Seed ball campaign many schools in the 10 districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana eagerly participated. 

                                Do you know " Seed Balls " ? : Future With Greenery - TV9

This year we plan to take our campaign forward with more schools and colleges To add strength to this campaign a group of young students called Green Warriors have joined the initiative.  On June 30th, 2018 Government officials, celebrities will be joining the event live as we air it from six districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The aim of the campaign is to build urban forestry and to provide greenery in barren and man made deserts using seed ball technique. It’s the easiest way to grow plants around the world and it has become an annual practice of TV9 to take this cause forward.  

                                       Gift " Greenery " to your kids with " Seed balls " - TV9

In the seed ball technique, seeds are placed in the middle of a ball made up of moist mixture of clay and red soil.  The seed ball becomes hard when dried in shade. This dried, hard seed ball is then sowed or tossed in waste lands, dry lands, uninhabited lands. The rains soak the seed ball, germinating the seed inside. The sprouting seed uses the nutrients of the seed ball and grows into a tree.
Watch more on YouTube : TV9 Seed Ball Campaign 2018


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Go Green Ganesha Campaign 2018 by TV9

Go Green Ganesha Campaign

Go Green Ganesha Campaign 2018 by TV9 was telecast LIVE on 15th September. It is an annual event of the channel to promote eco -  friendly clay Ganesh idols. Inspired by the channel's campaigning past three years, awareness among people of two Telugu states has grown manifold and people started to worship environment friendly idols in large numbers. Many celebrities have participated in LIVE show and supported TV9's effort in promoting environment friendly Ganeshas.

This year TV9 teamed up with Green Warriors - a student organisation of Shreyas Engineering College at Nagole in Hyderabad. Nearly two thousand idols were made with clay that were later immersed in buckets filled with water. The astounding response of students and their eco friendly initiative has been recognized and appreciated when the college made an entry into the "Asian Book of Records".  Also seed embedded clay Ganesh idols were encouraged for the seed to sprout into saplings in pots. TV9 had also held eco - friendly idol making workshops in many Government schools in Hyderabad, Warangal, Mahabubnagar, Khammam of Telangana and Vizag, Vijayawada, Nellore districts in Andhra Pradesh where thousands of children participated. Children pledged their support to save environment and said no to chemically harmful POP idols. TV9 strives to imbibe and instill eco - friendly environmental ideas and practices in future generations.

From many years TV9 has been trying to be a role model in the making of a huge eco- friendly Ganesh to show people that it is possible to have greener options instead of POP idols prevalent for the festival all over the country.

 TV9 'Go Green Ganesha' campaign - Twelve hundred Sheyas Engineering students participate

In 2015 September TV9 in association with Doondi Ganesh Seva Samiti set up eco- friendly Ganesh at Ghantasala Sangeeta Kalasala in Vijayawada.  The sixty three feet tallest Ganesh entered the Limca Book of Records. In the making of Ganesh twenty-five tonnes of iron, thirty tonnes of wood, seventy tonnes of clay and one a half-ton of coconut fibre was used. On an average two lakh people visited the idol everyday for a period of eleven days. Celebrities also graced the festivities