Sunday, 3 August 2014

Thrilling action in the 20th Commonwealth Games continued on the 10th day

Thrilling action in the 20th Commonwealth Games continued on the 10th day of Games as well and it was yet another glorious day for Indian athletes as Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinnappa clinched Gold in Women’s Doubles in Squash, Boxers Laishram Devi, Mandeep Jhangra, Vijender Singh and Laishram Devendro Singh winning Silver medals in Boxing, Rajinder Rahelu bagging a Silver in Power lifting, Arpinder Singh in Men’s Triple Jump and Saika Khatun in Women’s Power lifting grabbing a Bronze each and Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and R. M. V. Guru Sai Dutt fighting it out for Bronze medals in Women’s and Men’s Single Badminton even respectively.
On 02.08.2014, AIR broadcast breaking news every time India won a medal in Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Power lifting and Squash. Listeners were kept constantly updated from the Badminton courts where two Indian shuttlers won Bronze medals, Paruppalli Kashyap entering the final of Men’s Singles and defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Poonappa making it to the final in women’s doubles. Indian performance in Table Tennis, Squash, Athletics, and Boxing where India got 4-Silver medals, Power-lifting and Hockey where India’s Men’s team defeated New Zealand 3-2 to reach the final were also highlighted with detailed results and analysis.
Live commentary on the Men’s and Women’s Singles semi-final matches and Women’s Doubles semi-final match of the Badminton event was broadcast by AIR. Radio commentary on the Men’s Singles and women’s Singles Bronze medal matches of the Badminton event involving Indian athletes were also broadcast on 02.08.2014. Live commentary of both the Semi-finals of the Men’s Hockey event and Final match of the Women’s Hockey were also broadcast by All India Radio.
Daily Highlights at 7.05 am had sound bites of prominent Indian performers including Silver medallist Seema Punia in Athletics, Silver medallist Table Tennis pair Achanta Sharath Kamal and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj and Bronze medallist Boxer Pinki Rani.  World-record holder in Sprint Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medallist Boxer Nicola Adams, Indian shuttlers Guru Sai Dutt, Srikant Kidambi, Parupalli Kashyap, Table Tennis players Antony Amalraj, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Squash stars Saurav Ghoshal, Deepika Pallikal, Joshna Chinnappa, Boxers Vijender Singh, Mandeep Singh, L. Devendro Singh, Laishram Devi, and Hockey player Poonam Rani were among the prominent players featured in this highlights capsule.
Programme “Post Card from Glasgow” broadcast late night on 02.08.2014 contained interviews with an officer of Indian origin from Singapore Air force, Historical facts related to Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh, Scotswomen who had travelled to India many times, a family from Hyderabad in Edinburgh, cultural activities in Edinburgh and a conversation with a Scottish Band group that visited India last year. E-mail messages received from listeners were also included in this broadcast.
Feedback is constantly pouring in from the listeners through e-mail. Contents of a few e-mail messages received in its airatglasgow@gmail.com account created for CWG-2014 are reproduced here:-
M.  Md. Fakre Allam
Yesterday night the way you guys describe about Games village, it was amazing. I recall my past school days. when i used to participate in interstate school meet, Thanx guys.
Through out guys i want put a question in front of all Indian,If a reporter from England is fan of Indian hockey, then why not we all. Now its time please come forward and support our Hockey team. they need support.”


Kush Kapoor

“All of you there are doing a great job...giving every insight that is there for the games....one request that please continue this good work in the ASIAN GAMES as well.”

Ajay Kumar, Hyderabad

 “ i just wanted to say best of luck to all Indian athletes & Soon They Return Back to Home Safely....”

Annand singh, Banda, U.P.

“I Salute your efforts, You Rock! 

I really enjoy your "PostCard from Glasgow" program every night. 
Your conversation with people from different nationality are amazing. 

There are millions of listeners who listening your program in India, may be they are not able to send you mail but they support Indian players. 

From those who are unable to send you mail, I'm sending behalf of them... 

So keep it up.....”


Ujjwal Goyal, Delhi

“Gud day to whole air glasgow team.
I wish greetings to whole team of india and AIR india team.
The postcard team and capsule team you both are done such a splendid job here. Basically in the postcard program apart from sports the interviews from indian origin foreign settled persons and even foreign persons are such a superb very gud as they shows such a huge love for INDIA.
Again My wishes with you all and i too just like my other listener friends want a group photo of whole AIR  GLASGOW team and wish my best wishes to INDIAN Team.”


Ankit Nain, Bagpat, U.P.

 “ thanks air team in glasgow team you read my mail in your
post card program.
bus app log uhe vaha kya haal-chal batadeya kero.......kabhi kabhi
appna bhe ki app kshe ho man to lagreha hai scotland ke tour par.
                     ram - ram and Namaste”

N R Prasad, Bangalore

“India has done great at CWG @ GLASGOW - 2014 !!

I wish them all the best to every participant at CWG, let each one them bring laurel to India....

Last time in 2010, India had won 38 Golds & finished 2nd @ CWG; Let India finish first position in this CWG....

I wish to add here that participation in good spirit is more important than winning / loosing and that is EXACTLY India has done it so far !!

Let this CWG turn out to be a

(G)reat tournament for Indians with
(L)ingering Memories
(A)wesome in winning
(S)ilver
(G)old
(O)ff-course, 
(W)ith Tricolor flying high !!”

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