a company source, the campaign managed to get an overwhelming response
in spite of the heavy monsoon showers. Working men, women, students
and senior citizens eager queued to sign and scribble warm messages
to the Indian Air Force.
Over 150,000 signatures were collected from Mumbai and Delhi. The
book containing signatures will be kept at the Indian Air Force
Museum in Palam, Delhi and Rs 150,000 (a contribution by Star that
is a rupee equivalent of the number of signatures) will be given
to the Indian Air Force Wives Association.
While the first of its kind serial on life in the air force Saara
Akaash launched on 7 August at 9 pm on Star Plus may be creating
ripples on the air waves with its emotional content, the campaign
surely must have spread some cheer in the IAFWA.