13 Apr 2015

Did you know that CIF has a talented Radio Jockey aka RJ?

CIFs Lena Dasgupta Basu is a dedicated social worker, caring mother, and talented radio jockey with a golden voice. Meet Lena, Programme Coordinator at East Regional Resource Centre of CHILDLINE India Foundation who is multi-talented with a large audience listening her on Rainbow FM of All India Radio in Calcutta.

The moment Lena, (35) steps behind the microphone she is a changed person. As a radio jockey, she hosts talk shows on Rainbow FM of All India Radio and loves to communicate with her listeners from all walks of life – children, homemakers, engineers, doctors, IT professionals, students, businessmen, senior citizens in Calcutta, West Bengal.

In 2002, since she started working as a Radio Jockey with All India Radio, it has been something more than a hobby and an inspiration, says, Lena sitting at the Eastern Regional Resource Centre of CIF, what makes it even more meaningful is that I get to talk about various topics like children issues, interact with listeners and so on.  So committed is Lena that after completing her work with CIF during weekdays, she is motivated enough spend long hours during weekends with Rainbow FM in Calcutta to anchor shows. Her message and discussions motivates, and encourages many listeners to look beyond themselves.

From hosting morning show "Namoskar Kolkata" on Sundays in the initial years and now she hosts "Adda Unlimited" on Sunday evenings. She acknowledges continuous support from her family and CIF. Her deep interest in the sector, experience, skill set brings a significant advantage to the CIF. Lena is a post graduate in Masters in Sociology from Calcutta University. She is a devoted family woman married to Sudip Basu and has a cute girl child.

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