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Saina Nehwal played Badminton Singer with NIFT students

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MUMBAI: BIG 92.7 FM, India’s No.1 Radio station today organised the ‘BIG Fresher’ contest at India’s premier institute National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad. The occasion was graced by National Badminton Champion and Youth icon Saina Nehwal. ‘BIG Fresher’ contest was started on 8 August in the colleges of Hyderabad to hunt for the coolest and the most versatile fresher.

‘BIG Fresher’ has been conceptualized as a means to capture the excitement in colleges with the entry of a new batch of students. ‘BIG Fresher’ intends to create and provide a platform to all the freshers in colleges to showcase their talent and attitude.

In the thrilling atmosphere at the NIFT campus, BIG RJs Adonica and Chetan conducted three rounds of screening: ''Lifestyle'' Self Dabba - Contestants give a wacky intro in 30 seconds. ''BIG Dance Masti'' – Contestants have to perform on a song in 30 seconds and ''Hero Honda Slow biking'' – A test of biking skills.

To add more fun and excitement, Saina conducted a ‘Badminton Singer’ round where the contestant has to sing while playing badminton. The starting word or ‘mukhda’ of the song was given by Saina when she hits the shuttle-cock to the contestant; the contestant than respond to her shot by hitting the shuttle-cock back to her and also sings a song of his/her choice depending on the ‘mukhda’ simultaneously.

M Krishna Santhi, Akruti Sharma, Phalak Dua and Shashi Bhargav were declared winners. The winners will create their own blogs on and invite votes. An on-air and web based campaign will exhort the youth of Hyderabad to log on to the blogs of the winners and vote for their favorite contestants. Winners to take home Hero Honda bikes, Gift vouchers from Lifestyle and an opportunity to be a guest RJ on BIG FM, Hyderabad.

After the voting process and final selection on various parameters, finally two winners will be crowned as Mr. & Miss ‘BIG Fresher 2007’. Through this activity the youth of the city have the perfect opportunity for fame and recognition and in line with the BIG FM philosophy of ''Life Banao''.


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