PU be­gins 72-hour live ra­dio marathon

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - IN & AROUND - HT Live Correspondent chdlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

■ 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.

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