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Sa Re Ga Ma Li’l Champs host Maniesh Paul honours COVID-19 warriors with Golden Plate

The upcoming episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs will throw the spotlight on heroic doctors, police officers, and few uncommon commoners who did something extraordinary for humankind amid these trying times.

Maniesh Paul honours COVID-19 warriors with Golden Plate
Bangalore, First Published Jul 17, 2020, 1:06 PM IST
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With the lockdown gradually lifting and people across the country stepping out into the new normal, Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs season 8 is all set to make a comeback, but with a fresh new look as Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali join Alka Yagnik as judges and popular actor and anchor, Maniesh Paul continues as the host. 

However, what truly makes the first episode post lockdown exceptional is the franchise's tribute to the Covid Warriors, India’s unsung heroes. The upcoming episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs will put the spotlight on heroic doctors, police officers and some uncommon commoners who did something extraordinary for mankind in the midst of these trying times. 

Host Maniesh Paul presented each of these remarkable and deserving COVID heroes with a golden plate as a symbol of ZEE TV's salute for their immense contribution.

On this special episode, meet four people from vastly different backgrounds and find out more about their distinct yet vital support towards fighting and defeating the corona virus. The first anecdote was about Vikrant Suresh Dhawle, a 35-year-old Mumbai Police constable and also a COVID-19 survivor. 

We all know that the Mumbai Police has been on its toes since the pandemic broke out and they have risked their lives on a daily basis to keep the people across the city safe. They had to resort to all means possible to keep people off the roads - from requesting them to touching their feet and patrolling the city roads 24 x 7. Vikrant Dhawle is one such brave soul, who in spite of contracting COVID, got himself treated and went back to his duty as soon as he could.

The second story was of an inspiring couple, Eric Lobo and Merlin Lobo, who have been working in an event management company organising weddings and functions for several people. They had always wanted to have a big wedding of their own and for the past eight years, they had been saving money for the same. They even got married during the lockdown, but decided to have a small wedding and donated the rest of the money to buy oxygen cylinders and 50 hospital beds to COVID patients. They are still helping those in need by providing them with food and essentials with the remaining money that they had saved.

The third story was a tribute to Late Dr. Anil Bahulekar. Dr. Anil had passed away after contracting COVID, but he wanted to audition for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and sing on this stage. Though he couldn't fulfill his dream, the Li'l Champs as well as the judges saluted his contributions to the nation.

The last story was about 23-year-old Roshan Bhullar Chaudhary, who is an ambulance driver. Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has been on duty continuously, helping in the transportation of patients to hospitals. It's been three months since he has gone home or seen his family. He is never off duty and has had to be very cautious while transporting a patient, disposing off his PPE kit and sanitizing the whole ambulance. In fact, there were days when he even transported more than 18 patients without any break. As judge Himesh Reshammiya rightly said, “We will never be able to pay their debts.”

Apart from these inspirational stories, the Li'l Champs and the judges even performed for the COVID Warriors. In fact, the viewers will also be mesmerised by some special acts by the supremely talented Li'l Champs. All in all, the upcoming episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs will have a lot of melodies, memories and surprises for the viewers.

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