There are times when the Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) quiz-programme and its renowned anchor Amitabh Bachchan touch not just the minds but the hearts of viewers. In the midst of the latest controversy over TRP scams, there are TV programmes like KBC (telecast on the Sony Entertainment Television or SET channel) which seem to be striving to make a difference by raising social awareness.
On the prime time of Friday, October 9, I watched the urologist and transplant surgeon Dr Sunil Shroff and the actor Riteish Deshmukh participating together on KBC to raise not so much money as awareness for the Chennai-headquartered not-for-profit MOHAN Foundation which has been promoting organ donation and transplantation in India since 1997.
That edition of KBC showed an audio-visual (AV) of a very bright young teenager who had lost both her hands when the bus she was in overturned while returning from a picnic. The narrator of the AV, the teenager’s mother, told the viewers how her daughter used to cry constantly after the accident. The teenager added that, whenever she saw people in the wake of the accident, she would look not at their faces but at their hands.
There was an AV of the young person attempting to eat with a fork appended to the sleeve covering the stump and of the rehashed endeavors to move the food to her mouth. The teeanager added that she would need to depend on her mom to try and wipe her nose.
And afterward there was the AV of the adolescent after a fruitful transfer doing the things that she was unable to do after the mishap like setting off to the washroom all alone or drinking water from a glass. Today, this exceptionally splendid young person is considering designing. There was a last AV of the teeanger saying the relocated hands she got were male and that the second when she had the option to utilize her hands again was the point at which she knew that there was a God.
There was likewise an AV of a lady who was a giver after her child capitulated to an assault of asthma and couldn’t be reached to the clinic in time. The mother of the kid expressed that, regardless of whether her child was not there with her, her one encouragement was that his organs were having any kind of effect to the lives of until now disabled individuals by empowering them to satisfy their fantasies after a fruitful transfer.
There was another AV of a man who required a kidney relocate however was 900 on the holding up rundown and who trusted that his transfer would occur in time since he needed to live as long as possible for his little girl and his significant other.
That specific KBC broadcast finished with Dr Shroff revealing to Amitabh Bachchan how individuals could enlist as contributors. India, Shroff included, had a helpless record regarding benefactors per populace while Spain had the best record.
There was another KBC program where the member who made it to a tough situation was a female designing understudy who lived in a ghetto in Indore and whose father functioned as a handyman and mother as a cook. The parental pay had contracted during the Covid actuated lockdown when cash was required the most in view of the change to web based educating through the web for her and for her more youthful sibling and sister who were in school.
Another KBC member was the little girl of outwardly tested guardians, the dad with 100% loss of visual perception, the mother with 40%. Her dad was instructing in a visually impaired school at Latur in Maharashtra. And afterward there was the male KBC member who was the star chief of the business office in an association which gave advances. The business office was twisted up in view of the drawn out lockdown and the leader was laid off at the absolute worst time when his older dad was being treated for disease and cash was urgently required.
The lesson of the story is that TV channels need not game TRPs on the off chance that they center around attempting to have a constructive outcome to the lives of the hindered. Also, that watchers should be taught not simply on the responses to general-information questions yet on the bigger truth of the everyday issues being looked by the burdened.