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"AMAN KI ASHA- SUR KSHETRA CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS"

“AMAN KI ASHA- SUR KSHETRA CONTEST” (“Contest”) is being held in relation to the Program “Sur Kshetra” (“Program“), which is scheduled to be telecast by Viacom18 Media Private Limited (“Viacom18”) on Colors (“Channel”) as stated hereunder:

  1. The Contest shall commence from 8th September, 2012 at 21.00 hours and shall conclude on the date as mentioned in the promos released through public media (“Period”).
  2. The viewer(s) desirous of participating (“Participant(s)”) and qualifying for the Contest will have to send a slogan highlighting what can bring the two countries i.e India and Pakistan together and also provide all information as requested therein (“Entries”).
  3. The contestant(s) who are interested in participating and qualifying for the Contest should send an SMS to 56882 (“Contestant(s)”). The SMS should contain the keyword AKA followed by followed by Your Slogan and/or the contestants can also log on to www.colors.in.com/surkshetra. For the purposes of the Contest, the SMS with the answer will be deemed to be received when such SMS reaches the server of the concerned telecom / mobile operator within the Period.
  4. All the Entries should be sent during the Period of the Contest. Entries sent by any other mechanism and after the timelines stated in this rules and regulations shall not be considered and shall be invalid.
  5. All the Entries should state all the required information, which have been asked from them.
  6. The viewers who are subscribers of Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Loop, MTNL-Mumbai, Reliance, Tata, Uninor and Vodafone, shall be able to participate in the Contest. The cost of SMS, as charged by their respective mobile operators, which shall be upto Rs. 3/-, will be solely borne by the Contestants. Any claims/objections pertaining to the cost of each SMS or anything in relation thereto shall be directly sent to the respective mobile operators without involving Viacom18 and/or the Channel in any manner whatsoever.
  7. Viacom18 shall select 1 (one) (“Winner(s)”) amongst the Participant(s) who has sent the best slogan during the Period. Viacom18 shall have the right but not the obligation to declare further Participant(s) as Winners. The Prize to be awarded to the Winners shall be a trip to Dubai and will include the following (“Prize”), sponsored by Viacom18:

    7.1 One economy class return air-ticket for one person from Mumbai to Dubai.

    7.2 Stay for 1 nights and 1 day at the hotel for the Winner (as chosen by Viacom18). The stay shall be inclusive of taxes and all meals within the hotel.

    7.3 Fees towards single entry visa for the Winner(s).

    7.4 Airline taxes (if any) and Service Tax charged by the Government of India.

  8. The winning slogan will also be displayed during one of the episode of the Program.
  9. Viacom18 shall have the sole right to make any decision relating the Prize including but not limited to the hotel in which the accommodation will be given to the Winner, the airlines that the Winner shall travel, the dates & time of travel etc. All decisions made by Viacom18 in connection to the aforesaid shall be final and binding on the Winner.
  10. In the event, the airlines in which the Winners are booked on, is cancelled and/or delayed, the Winner shall not have the right to claim any damages or monies from Viacom18 and/or the Channel. If the flights to Dubai are cancelled and/or withdrawn, then the Winner’s right to the Prize shall be withdrawn and/or cancelled.
  11. The Prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash equivalent or any other items. The Prize has to be used by the Winner(s) on the date and time as scheduled by Viacom18.
  12. The Winner shall not be permitted to stay longer in the hotel beyond the stay reserved by Viacom18 and/or change/re-schedule the airlines. In the event, the Winner decides to deviate from the Prize, the Winner would have to bear all such costs, charges, risks and expenses thereof.
  13. In the event, the Winner(s) wishes to cancel the air tickets or bookings made in the hotel or any activities pre-decided by Viacom18, all the cost(s), charges and expenses for cancellation shall be borne by the Winner(s).
  14. The Winner shall obtain all approvals from local and/or government authorities for their travel to Dubai including but not limited to obtaining visa to Dubai, Emigration Check Not Required (“ECNR”) etc. In the event, the Winner fails to provide documents as stated in rule 16 below or is unable to travel for any other reason whatsoever, the Winner right to the Prize shall be forfeited and Viacom18 and/or the Channel shall be released from all obligations towards the Winner in connection to the Prize.
  15. The Winner will not raise any dispute with regard to the Prize and/or in any manner whatsoever in connection to the Prize.
  16. The Winner should have and provide the following documents and such other documents as required in order to avail the Prize:

    (a) Valid passport and that the passport should be valid for a period of six (6) months from the date of travel.

    (b) Latest bank statements for a period of six (6) months prior to the date of travel.

    (c) Income tax returns for the preceding three (3) years.

    (d) Two photographs with white background of size 50X50 mm

  17. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channel nor its employees have given a guarantee and/or warranty etc. regarding the services to be offered by the hotels, airlines etc. and that neither Viacom18 nor the Channel nor their employees shall be responsible for any reason whatsoever in connection thereto.
  18. Save and except as stated in rule 7 hereinabove, any and all incidental costs direct and/or indirect, in relation to the Prize, including but not limited to obtaining ECNR and/or laundry and/or travel and/or local transportation and/or air port transfers and/or tours and/or STD/ISD/local calls and/or any other services used by the Winner in the hotel and during their stay in Dubai, shall be solely borne by the Winner and in no manner whatsoever shall Viacom18 and/or the Channel, shall be responsible for the same.
  19. Viacom18 may in its sole discretion exclude the Winner from traveling if (i) Viacom18 is of the opinion that the Winner is unfit to travel, (ii) circumstances which, in the Viacom18 and/or the Channel’s opinion, renders the contestant unfit to participate; (iii) inability of the Winner(s) to produce documentation required by Viacom18 and/or Channel in the rules and/or at any given point of the time.
  20. Viacom18 and/or Channel may forfeit the Prize and refuse the Winner from traveling in the event of the Winner commits fraud or is dishonest etc.
  21. Viacom18 and/or the Channel reserves the right to prevent the Winner from traveling if any of them is suffering from any kind of ill health, medical problems (viz.: heart problem, blood pressure problem, pregnancy, etc.). It is the responsibility of the Winner to be medically fit and a copy of such medical certificate must be submitted with Viacom18 and/or the Channel.
  22. The Winner shall abide to all the laws including Immigration Laws, Foreign Exchange Regulations applicable in India and/or Dubai and/or any country, as may be applicable. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channel will be liable for any kind of non-compliance of any laws by the Winner in India and or aboard and the Winner shall indemnify and hold harmless Viacom18 and/or the Channel in relation to any non-compliance by the Winner.
  23. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channel shall be responsible in case of any network problems such as breakdown of machinery, unclear network, disruption in the network and/or the cost of the SMS charged by the network operator. Any dispute in connection to the same shall be settled between the Contestant(s) and the network operator without involving Viacom18 or the Channel.
  24. In case of telecom and/or network failure, Viacom18 reserves the right to change the system/mechanism or take such necessary steps as it may deem fit.
  25. All the Entries should state all the required information, which have been asked from them. The entries should be sent exactly in the manner as given under these rules and regulations. Viacom18 or the Channel shall not be responsible for any wrong keyword or format of SMS sent by the participant including any charges that may be levied by the mobile operators for such SMS.
  26. The Winner(s) shall be directly informed by Viacom18. Viacom18 reserves the rights to decide the Winner(s) of the Contest.

General Rules

  1. The Participant(s) should be citizens of India residing in India and above 18 years of age to qualify for the Contest.
  2. Viacom18 reserves all rights to make amendments to the existing rules without prior notice or withdraw the Contest without giving prior notice in connection thereto. Viacom18 reserves the right to drop and/or disqualify any Participant(s) from participating in the Contest for any reason whatsoever. The decision of Viacom18 in this regard shall be final and binding upon them.
  3. Non-conformance by any Participant(s) and/or the Winner(s) of the rules of the Contest will disqualify them from participation or winnings, immediately, as the case may be.
  4. The Winners(s) cannot exchange the Prize for another item or cash equivalent, etc. If the Winner(s) refuses to accept the Prize awarded, Viacom18 shall be released from all obligations towards the Winner(s) in connection to the Prize won by the Winner(s). Further, after forfeiting the Prize, Viacom18 shall be entitled to randomly select and declare another Winner(s), as it deems fit, and award the Prize, to that Winner(s).
  5. By participating in the Contest, it shall be deemed to be construed that the Winner(s) has waived his/her right to dispute the value of the Prize so awarded upon winning the Contest. If the Winner(s) refuses to accept the Prize offered, Viacom18 shall be released from all obligations towards the Winner(s) in connection to the Prize won by the Winner(s).
  6. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channel nor its employees have given a guarantee and/or warranty etc. regarding the services to be offered by the hotels, airlines etc. and that neither Viacom18 nor the Channel nor their employees shall be responsible for any reason whatsoever in connection thereto
  7. The Winner(s) of the Contest agrees that he/she shall make himself/herself available from time to time and co-operate with the Channel and/or Viacom18 and participate in any activity and/or campaign (“Promotional Activity”) of any nature whatsoever without any money payable to the Winner(s). Further, the Winner(s) shall at no point of time refuse or disagree to participate in any such Promotional Activity for any reason whatsoever. The Winner(s) agrees that the footage of any nature with regard to the Winner(s) shall vest with Viacom18, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights and any other rights for worldwide and in perpetuity.
  8. By participating in the Contest, it shall be construed that the Participant(s) has agreed that the Participant(s) shall hold harmless, Viacom18, its employees, officers or any other person in relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by the Participant(s), in any manner, whatsoever in connection with the Contest and the Prize and that the Participant(s) and the Winner(s) has waived all rights to file in person or through any family member or third party any applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum in India against Viacom18 to claim any damages or reliefs or otherwise.
  9. The Winner(s) agrees that if due to any reason, whatsoever, beyond the control of Viacom18, the Prize and/or anything in connection to the Prize and/or the enjoyment of the Prize becomes ineffective or invalid, Viacom18 cannot be held responsible for the same.
  10. Viacom18 is in no manner whatsoever responsible and/or shall not be held liable in any manner whatsoever, for any injury, death, mental trauma caused to the Winner(s) in any manner whatsoever or for any reason whatsoever in connection to the Contest and/or Prize.
  11. Employees of Viacom18, the Channel and the members of their immediate family, persons with criminal convictions, persons other than citizens of India, are ineligible to enter the Contest.
  12. Any and all taxes and/or levies applicable under the laws of India shall be borne by the winner in relation to the Prize
  13. The Winner shall be solely responsible for himself and shall liable for all the actions/deeds/behavior, etc of himself. Viacom18 or the Channel reserve the rights to take an action against the Winner for any wrongful acts, actions etc. committed by him/her during the trip or in connection to the Prize. Viacom18 or the Channel or may take such civil and/or criminal action as it may deem fit against the Winner for the aforesaid
  14. The Contestants in whose name the phone number (from which the SMS is sent) is registered with a network operator shall be deemed to have sent the SMS. Consequently, the Winner(s) whose name the phone number (from which the SMS is sent) is registered with a network operator shall be entitled to the Prize. The Winner must submit with Viacom18 and/or the Channel a copy of the last two bills issued by the network operator as a proof that the mobile number is registered in the name of the Winner and such other documents that could be furnished as proof that the mobile number is registered in the Winner’s name.
  15. Participation of the Participant(s) in the Contest shall be construed that the Participant(s) has waived his/her right to dispute any decision(s) made by Viacom18 in connection to the Contest and that the Participant(s) agrees to all the decision(s) made by Viacom18. All the decisions made by Viacom18 shall be final and binding upon him/her.
  16. Viacom18 reserves the right to forfeit the Prize in the event it is found by Viacom18 that any information provided by the Participant(s) or the Winner(s) is wrong or any misrepresentation is made by the Participant(s) or the Winner(s). Viacom18 shall have the right to declare another Participant(s) as the Winner(s) of the Contest and transfer the Prize to that person.
  17. The Winner(s) must submit to Viacom18, proof of age (i.e., Birth Certificate, 10th Class leaving Certificate/ School certificate/ passport/ an affidavit signed by a magistrate) or such other documents as required by Viacom18.
  18. All Contestant(s), the Winner(s), shall do any and all acts and execute any and all documents in such manner and at such location as may be required by the Channel and/or Viacom18 in its sole discretion to protect, perfect or enforce any of the rights granted or confirmed to Viacom18 and/or the Channel herein.
  19. Viacom18 shall not be responsible in case of any network problems such as breakdown of machinery, unclear network, disruption in the network and/or the cost of the making the phone call charged by the network operator. Any dispute in connection to the same shall be settled between the Contestant(s) and the network operator without involving Viacom18.
  20. The participation of the Participant(s) in the Contest shall mean that the Participant(s) has read, understood, accepted and agrees to abide with all the rules including the general rules of the Contest.
  21. The Participant(s) shall comply with the laws of India.
  22. The terms of this rules and regulations shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India and incase of any dispute or other matter arising in reference to the Contest shall be referred to a sole arbitrator appointed by Viacom18. The venue for arbitration shall be Mumbai, in English language. All the costs, charges and expenses in connection to the Arbitration shall be solely borne by the Participant(s) who has raised the dispute.
  23. Subject to rule 22, only the courts in Mumbai, India shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to decide on any dispute relating to the Contest.
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