PU begins 72-hour live radio marathon
■ CHANDIGARH: Panjab University's in-house community radio station 91.2 Jyotirgamaya went live for 72 hours at 11am on Friday.
The three-day-long radio marathon is an initiative of eight students of the School of Communication Studies. The objective of the show is to present a critical view of the life of common man and bring forth their problems and solutions through expert opinions.
"The marathon is a step towards the betterment of the community. We want to work towards the advancement by providing solution-centric chat sessions with experts from various fields," said Sonali Chhabra, one of the producers.
The live show commenced with the story of a fictional character Jaspreet who is a representative of common people. "We will talk about issues related
We will talk about issues related to health, family, relationships, work,
personal and social aspirations of common people through the show
VARUN CHADHA radio jockey, 91.2 Jyotirgamaya
to health, family, relationships, work, personal and social aspirations, hopes, resolves and expectations of common people through Jaspreet," revealed RJ Varun Chadha.
Vice-chancellor RC Sobti motivated the students for the show. The first interview was scheduled with Sudhir Baweja, philosophy co-ordinator at University School of Open Learning, and Centre of Swami Vivekananda Studies. He spoke about the impact of teachings of Swami Vivekananda in the present scenario.
I always advised students to opt for fruits and nutritious food because these
are healthy and wholesome
RC S O BT I vice-chancellor, PU
It was followed by an inter view of Jaswinder Singh, a shop keeper at Student Centre since 1998. He said, "I always advise students to opt for fruits and nutritious food because it is healthy and wholesome." Gagandeep Kaur of 'Ghar ka Khaana' tiffin service also emphasised on the need for a healthy meal, especially for stu dents who often indulge in junk food. Sixteen live interviews are scheduled for the next 24 hours of the show. The guests have also been willing to con tribute for such a cause.