Christian Hero: Real life stories of hope, courage to be documented
Real life stories of courage and hope will soon be documented by the Catholic Communication Centre of the Archdiocese of Bombay as part of its 'Christian Hero' series.mumbai Updated: Dec 28, 2011 02:00 IST
Two women collecting excess food from parties and feeding the underprivileged; a woman supporting her husband, who has been in a coma for two decades; a cancer patient conducting magic shows to spread cheer - these real life stories of courage and hope will soon be documented by the Catholic Communication Centre of the Archdiocese of Bombay as part of its 'Christian Hero' series.
The series will comprise 30 episodes, which will be aired on the Centre's Youtube channel to be launched in January next year.
"At a time when scams and scandals are in the news, we are hoping to bring out positive stories from the city. We uploaded details of the series on Facebook and the official website of the Archdiocese earlier this month and received a good response," said Father Nigel Barrett, who is managing the centre. "We have already finalised 10 stories and have begun work on scripting the documentaries," he said.
For Roney Rodrigues, 32, an operations manager with an insurance company, being part of the Christian Hero series is an attempt to reach out to people outside his social circle. Rodrigues is the founder of an informal social service initiative called 'OR Project'. He and his colleague, Obaid Siraj, 30, have organised eight campaigns in two years. "Recently, the duo also organised the 'Your treat, they feast' campaign, where they distributed food hampers to farmers.