Thursday, June 07, 2007


GANGTOK, June 6: Nayuma Television, which turns six today, decided to celebrate the occasion by taking part in some philanthropy work.

The paediatric ward at the STNM Hospital here has been gifted with a 35 litre geyser that was installed in its kitchen.

The team of Nayuma Television, headed by Roshan Rai, Managing Director, Gajendra Ghaley, General Manager and others handed over the geyser to the Medical Superintendent, STNM, RL Sharma and Additional Medical Superintendent V. Shingi. The team also distributed chocolates and sweets to the children in the paediatric ward.

Talking to SIKKIM EXPRESS, Mr. Rai said since last year, Nayuma Television has been celebrating their anniversary by doing some social works. A massive plantation drive was also carried out by the Nayuma family last year at the vicinity of the MLA hostel located here at the Tibet Road.

The lone cable television provider in the Capital also announced some exciting programme packages for its viewers on the occasion. Nayuma Television will soon start a weekly news roundup programme. “This programme will carry the recap of the entire week’s events and happenings in the State in a more detailed manner which is not possible in daily news,” he said. A musical show to showcase new musical talents in the State is also in the pipeline.

At the moment, about 70 channels are provided by Nayuma Television to cable subscribers. A new channel, “Star Cricket,” will be soon added to the list. Mr. Rai said that there are plans to expand Nayuma Cable Television network to more parts of the State. “Nayuma Television has been providing jobs to more than 50 unemployed youths in the State. It will be our endeavour to continue this practise and provide even better services to our subscribers in the coming days,” he said.