kidsmart-5The grand finale of NMTV Kid Smart 2008 commenced with a huge bang. The event saw many schools across Navi Mumbai participating. Lets take a look at the grand finale of the day. NMTV’s Kidsmart 2008 commenced with a great start where students of many schools across Navi Mumbai participated. A unique event conceptualized for children in the age group of 9 to 12 yrs, NMTV Kidsmart 2008 is the first ever, one of its kind talent hunt contest in Navi Mumbai. The contest has been designed on 5 student parameters: Health, General Knowledge, Talent, Style and last but not the least presence of mind. NMTV Kidsmart 2008 kicked off with reaching out to all in the city schools. After the elimination round, 20 final contestants from all over Navi Mumbai were chosen. These contestants went through four weeks grooming and personality development. The talent round was held on 6th September at Marine Centre which in which Aakash Petwal of Ryan International School Kharghar won the hearts of the judges. The grand finale was held on the 7th of September. The grand finale included rounds like dance performance. Introduction round, Question and answer, Extempore. A host of eminent judges were invited to judge the event. Shri M K Chettiar – an administrator honored with the President’s award, Shri C M Thakur : Principal of Podar International School, Nerul, Ms. Sandhya Trivedi working with Akanksha – a NGO working with street children, Lion N R Permeswaran : PRO, Lions International, Capt. Partho Das : Chairman of Marine Center, Vashi. Other eminent guests for the evening were NMTV Editor-In-Chief Ravi Subbaiah, NMTV Political Editor Vishwarath Nair, Manager of Indian Bank, Vashi, Mr. Bajaj and Manoj Jalnawallah Journalist, Maharashtra Times. There were also special performances by Keya Oza who has won the State Level Award at the hands of Saroj Khan in Gujarat. Another special performance was that of Pranami Oza, who has won competitions at city level. The young musicians of Segno Music Academy too gave a special performance to entertain the audience. The winner for the first NMTV Kid Smart 2008 was 9 year old Aishwarya Ghosh of Ryan International school, Nerul. The winner won Rs. 25, 000 cash prize. The 1st Runner of NMTV Kidsmart 2008 was 10 year old Poonjee Gupta of St. Mary ICSE School, Koparkhairne who won Rs. 15, 000 cash prize. The 2nd Runner was 11 year old Shruti Narain of Bal Bharati School, kharghar who won Rs. 10, 000 cash prize. The winners of the five other categories were : NMTV Kidsmart 2008 – Health : Aishwarya Ghosh NMTV Kidsmart 2008 – Knowledge : Shruti Narain NMTV Kidsmart 2008 – Style : Poonjee Gupta NMTV Kidsmart 2008 – Talent : Aakash Petwal NMTV Kidsmart 2008 – Popular : Vedika Sharma Bureau report – NMTV

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