By K Ashwin Mob: 09920183006 Mob: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first time ever, Cartoon Network celebrated the birthday of super student and super hero Kris from Roll No. 21 on November 14! In addition to all the on-air hoopla, Kris made his birthday extra special by celebrating it with some of India’s less fortunate kids.
The children of Pune’s Bhartiya Samaj Seva Kendra (BSSK) were treated to a double surprise and party when Cartoon Network not only celebrated Kris’s birthday but also Children’s Day with them. The event brought a million watt smile to the faces of these young children, who deserve all the happiness.
Over 50 children were seen having a ball of a time watching Roll No. 21 episodes, playing games, winning special prizes and dancing. However, the highlight of the day was when Kris put up a stellar performance and involved kids in it! The event climaxed with the kids cutting Kris’s birthday cake and receiving photographs with their favourite superhero.
Krishna Desai, Sr. Director & Network Head – Kids, South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are excited to be celebrating the birthday of Kris from Cartoon Network India’s first originally animated series – Roll No. 21! Throughout the years, our aim has always been to give kids the ultimate experience by entertaining them on TV and beyond. By associating with Bhartiya Samaj Seva Kendra in Pune we hope to make Children’s Day special for these children and give them a memory to cherish with their favourite superhero.”
“We are very excited to have Cartoon Network celebrate Kris’s birthday with the children at BSSK on the occasion of Children’s Day. Kris brings an adventure for the children in their routine lives. It portrays a story to feel safe from the evil, to differentiate between good and bad, captures their imagination and thoughts to enjoy and have fun. Kris lights up a smile to every child’s face,” said Maina Shetty, Assistant Director, Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra.
Kids can also join in the celebrations of Children’s Day and Kris’s birthday by tuning in to Cartoon Network on November 14 from 12pm onwards for back-to-back Roll No. 21 episodes, movies and specials!
ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK
Launched in India in 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network is the leading kids’ entertainment channel in India reaching more than 34 million households. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including the Ben 10 franchise, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. Cartoon Network is currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. Recognized as the resident kids’ expert with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and online presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, publishing and DVDs.
www.cartoonnetworkindia.com is India’s leading destination for kids’ online entertainment attracting close to 5.6 million page views. Kids can find the largest selection of cartoon character based games, video on demand, and a community site featuring personalized avatars and message boards. (*Source: Omniture Site Catalyst, July 2013).
Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra (BSSK) was founded as an Indian Charitable Trust and registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950. The aim was to provide welfare services to families and children in need, irrespective of caste, creed, community or religion. This non-political, non-profit making organization is licensed as a “Fit Institution” by the Commissionerate of Women and Child Welfare, Maharashtra. October 21, 1979 marked the formal inauguration and beginning of BSSK from a rented stone bungalow on Koregaon Road, Pune.They provide best services for the children, special care for health, food and education. They place children only after checking the proper background of the clients/candidates, if they find them appropriate for the child then only they hand them over to the client. BSSK’s board of Trustees is Dr. (Mrs.) Jeroo Coyaji – Chair Person, Dr. (Mrs.) Statira Wadia, Dr. (Mrs.) Usha Bambawale , Dr. (Mrs.) Meera Oke , Adv. Mr. Ajay Adhiya, Ms Nayantara Sabavala, Mr Subhash Bhate and Executive Director Mrs Roxana Kalyanvala. BSSK also have branch in Aurangabad, Sangli and Chiplun.