Monday, February 11, 2008


GANGTOK, February 09: In the effort to bring Prakiti Giri back in Chhote Ustaad, the reality music show on STAR Plus, the employees of State Bank of Sikkim contributed a mobile vouchers worth Rs 1600 to the Sikkim Patrakar Manch today.

The 12-year-old singing sensation from Darjeeling, who was among the top five finalists, was eliminated Friday after getting fewer votes. Now the only option for her is hope for a ‘wildcat’ entry to be held on February 9.

According to a press release from the Sikkim Patrakar Manch, the Press Club of Sikkim has also contributed Rs 1000 to vote for Prakriti.

While extending gratitude to the two organisations for their generous contributions, the Manch has also appealed the people to vote wholeheartedly for Prakriti till Sunday mid night.

Meanwhile, frantic fans of Prakiti gheraoed the Vodafone store and Airtel distributor office at Darjeeling when votes cast in their favour did not get registered.

Prakriti’s fans mostly used these two mobile phone networks for casting votes in her favour, but due to technical faults, votes were rejected, they alleged. Vodafone and Airtel authorities have admitted and apologized for technical problems on their system during the last voting hours and assured for coming round of voting on Saturday and Sunday.
The Prakriti Giri fan club called a meeting of administration, mobile companies, members of club and fans of the singing sensation on February 7 at Kalamandir, Darjeeling to garner support for her.