Unveiling India’s Unsung Heroes: ‘Badlaav Humse Hai’ Season 2 Grand Finale Set to Shine in Mumbai on 7th March

Mumbai, March 07, 2024: The grand finale of the AU Small Finance Bank presents ‘Badlaav Humse Hai’ season 2, in association with Network18, is set to take place in Mumbai on March 7th. The event will honor real life heroes and changemakers for their outstanding contributions. Honorable Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Devendra Fadnavis will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest with the Guest of Honors being Mumbai Police Commissioner Mr. Vivek Phansalkar, BMC Commissioner Mr. Iqbal Singh Chahal, Padma Shri Educator and founder of Super 30 Mr. Anand Kumar, Actor and Initiative Ambassador Ms. Gul Panag and Actor-entrepreneur Mr. Suniel Shetty.

Now culminating its second season, ‘Badlaav Humse Hai’ is a campaign dedicated to spotlighting the extraordinary humanitarian efforts of India’s lesser-known changemakers. Launched in 2022, this initiative continues its mission to showcase the remarkable stories of individuals who have positively impacted communities across the nation through their social, economic, and cultural endeavors.

The campaign has recognized 25 unsung heroes whose inspirational journeys have touched countless lives and served as beacons of positive change. From the depths of India’s hinterlands, these changemakers have made significant strides in uplifting vulnerable and marginalized sections of society. Their efforts range from creating green sanctuaries and reshaping animal welfare landscapes to empowering acid attack survivors, guiding disabled UPSC aspirants, providing education and dignity to the homeless and many more such amazing feats.

Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Founder, MD & CEO, AU Small Finance Bank said, “Through the ‘Badlaav Humse Hai’ campaign, we have been witnessing the transformative power of individuals dedicated to uplifting communities across India. As a bank deeply committed to fostering positive change, we are delighted to partner with Network18 in showcasing these unsung heroes. Their remarkable stories inspire us all to strive for a better, more inclusive future.”

Reflecting on the success of the inaugural season, which featured the journeys of 20 changemakers, this year’s campaign expands its reach to highlight the stories of even more individuals who are driving positive change at the grass-root level.

Mr. Agarwal further says, “As we celebrate the culmination of the second season of ‘Badlaav Humse Hai’, we reaffirm AU Small Finance Bank’s enduring commitment to empower changemakers and support their noble endeavors. While the finale may mark the end of this season, we remain committed to continue our support, fostering a culture of social impact and transformation across communities nationwide.”

For years, Network18 and AU Small Finance Bank have been dedicated to advancing societal progress in their respective domains. AU Small Finance Bank proudly holds the title of India’s largest Small Finance Bank. Over a span of 28 years, the institution has empowered numerous changemakers and supported their initiatives through financial inclusion and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in semi-urban and rural areas of India. Likewise, Network18 has been at the forefront of spearheading purposeful campaigns aimed at promoting social change and magnifying positive impacts in critical areas such as healthcare, sanitation, education, and the welfare of women and children.

“In a nation where progress is a constant pursuit, numerous unsung heroes have emerged as catalysts for change. With unwavering dedication and a commitment to positive transformation, these individuals exemplify social responsibility through their actions, turning visions into realities. At Network18, we are dedicated to amplifying their voices and showcasing their extraordinary journeys to the world. The finale of the second season of our ‘Badlav Humse Hai’ initiative is a much-awaited acknowledgement and recognition of their work, and I’m sure these stories will resonate and inspire change across the country.” said Puneet Singhvi, CEO – Digital & President – Corporate Strategy, Network18.

The grand finale event will be livestreamed, allowing audiences across the nation to join in celebrating these champions of change. Viewers can tune in on March 7th starting from 5:30 PM IST to witness the inspiring stories of resilience, compassion, and hope.

As the curtains draw on this season’s remarkable journey, the legacy of ‘Badlaav Humse Hai’ continues, inspiring us all to champion positive change and forge a more inclusive and compassionate society.

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