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Local radio station 90.5 FM has
partnered India s Zee TV to broadcast
this year s Divali Nagar celebrations
which began on Sunday and ends on
Kiran Maharaj, managing director,
of the radio station said in a media
statement that Zee TV had approached
Radio 90.5 ," to play this role as it
made its footprint in the Caribbean
with Zee TV family."
"We chose Divali Nagar as the
opportunity to do this as we felt Divali
symbolises a time of renewal and
enlightenment and it is also a positive
way to celebrate a new beginning," he
Unmesh Khadilar, chief technical
officer of Zee TV Americas, said that
it decided to make Zee TV s library of
210K hours of broadcast content avail-
able to viewers in T&T.
"We wanted to do so with an unified
platform that was easy to navigate and
offered unmatched streaming quality."
While, Sameer Targe, business head
of the organisation, said that Zee TV s
vision was to build something sus-
tainable and economical that would
accommodate the changing viewing
habit of consumers in T&T.
"Zee TV s philosophy to evolve with
the times and it has many firsts to its
name, including being the first South
Asian cable network to be available in
the Caribbean. Building a streaming
video platform is a move that is con-
sistent with our motto," he said.
Zee TV and Radio 90.5 are also
sponsors of the National Council of
Indian Culture s (NCIC) annual Divali
Nagar Queen Show where contestants
from six countries will vie for the title.
One of the highlights of Zee TV s
input will be the presence on stage of
Zee TV stars---Jamai Rajas, Surbhi Jyoti
and Leena Jumani.
Surujdeo Mangaroo, public relations
officer, NCIC said that,"the entire
Divali Nagar plant is fully operational
for this year s presentation."
He also announced that the decision
of the Government to give the NCIC
$1.5 million as a grant to help defray
costs was accepted although the annu-
al Divali Nagar costs approximately $5
and JASON ABHIRAM
Miscommunication between the
Ministry of Education and the Vista-
bella Regional Complex has left pupils
of the Vistabella Presbyterian School
in limbo once more.
The school has been closed since
October 22 due to an electrical issue
but in a meeting last week at the
school, parents were informed that the
Ministry of Education had given the
go-ahead for the Standard Four and
Five classes to use the Vistabella
School was supposed to be held at
the complex, located at Ninth Street,
Vistabella, for one week and work by
the Education Facilities Company
(EFCL) is expected to start on the
school this week.
However, the T&T Guardian under-
stands that the board of the complex
has withdrawn its permission for the
entire school population to occupy the
The T&T Guardian was told that
the board was willing to facilitate the
students but could not accommodate
the entire school population.
President of the parent-teacher sup-
port group Selwyn Sookram said the
situation arose from miscommunica-
tion between the board and the school
and he was hoping that it would be
handled in the shortest possible time.
Sookram said that plans were under-
way for the relocation of white boards
and cupboards purchased by the group,
to the complex to accommodate the
He also informed the parents that
some of the school s furniture and
other material for the teachers and
pupils comfort would be used to com-
plement what the complex had on its
Transportation and security was also
to be provided once the necessary
approvals were given.
One parent expressed frustration
that since her Standard Five child was
missing school, work to be submitted
for the Continuous Assessment Com-
ponent (CAC) may not be submitted
Another parent said that it was caus-
ing a financial burden on him as his
child had to accompany him to work
daily when she was not in school.
Radio 90.5 FM
with Zee TV
Divali Nagar live broadcast
Vistabella complex reneges
on temporary school shelter
Members of the Prema Shakti Dance Group during the opening of Divali Nagar in Chaguanas on Sunday.
PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
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