Apan Thikan is a great initiative by RJ Kebria to help reunite the lost family members. To make it work successfully, the ‘Apan Thikana’ team locates the missing persons based on as accurate evidence as possible. At the beginning of 2021, this program got a huge response from social media. Millions of people across the country have joined this endeavor by sharing the videos containing the interviews of the people who were looking for their parents, son, daughter or other dear ones. Let's get some information about this great approach.
The beginning of Apan Thikana
RJ Kebria used to present a program called Lost and Found on Dhaka FM 90.4. In that program the guests used to talk about their lost parents. The aim was to disseminate the information of the lost person and search for any trace or further information from the audience or whoever listens. Then from the audience, the relatives of many guests recognized them or contacted the ‘Lost and Found’ team. In this way, many families found their lost children.
Popular RJ Kebria started Apan Thikana on his YouTube channel in the style of this Lost and Found show. The show is basically the first project of his own established Studio of Creative Arts. The first video was released on February 6, 2021. It was about the story of a girl named Nasima finding her lost mother. Three days later, RJ Kebria posted the video on his Facebook page as well.
Apan Thikana across social media
Within a few months of the upload of the show, the activities of the Apan Thikana team came to the notice of everyone. During each investigation, as much information as possible is obtained from the missing person and is carefully matched with the information provided by the family members.
By now the total number of episodes at Apan Thikana is more than 80. These episodes, become popular with millions of viewers, speak of the miserable lives of lost people.
The grief of Shurovi, who has been missing for 11 years, the grief-stricken parents, the story of a girl who fell into a dilemma identifying her father after 20 years has been widely discussed on social media. And because these stories are shared by people all over the country, it has been possible to understand the audience's reaction to Apan Thikana as well as successfully deliver the lost people to their families.
RJ Kebria, a popular name in radio media
How did Kebria become everyone's favorite RJ Kebria? In 2006, he joined ‘Radio Today’ as a ‘Kathabondhu’. Since then, Md. Golam Kebria Sarkar alias RJ Kebria has spent 14 years on radio. RJ, TV presenter, content creator Kebria is currently the station in charge of Radio Amber 102.4 and executive producer of Dhaka FM 90.4.
He has already created a brand of his own by performing Life Stories, Secrets, Star Night, and Lost and Found events. He has also become an entrepreneur by establishing the Studio of Creative Arts. Kebria, a 1st class graduate and postgraduate in Public Administration from Dhaka University, wants to work with people and story-based content. He is the first RJ in Bangladesh to get the honor of getting the YouTube Silver Button for the first time in just five months.
Every show performed by RJ Kebria is all about human life. The specialty of his content is that he presents the story of every human life in an interesting and instructive way for viewers of all walks of life. Along with those events, Apan Thikana is a shining example of the proper application and success of social media. Not just a means of entertainment, social media can be a powerful tool for change.