Community radio a must for ethnic diversity, says GU VC
GUWAHATI, June 9: The Department of Communication and Jourlism, Gauhati University in association with UNICEF organized a, ‘Regiol Consultation on Community Radio as an Effective Tool for C4D’ which is a meet for providing a roadmap for smooth set up of the community radio projects as well as train the interested organizations on community radio programming and people’s participation in CR in Gauhati University today.
Dr Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor of the University, who chaired the first technical session, said: “We’re extremely happy to be facilitating this approach as we’re aware that community radio is a very potent means of conservation of ethnic diversities as well as work for communication for development in different sectors.”
The iugural session was also attended by Dr. Tushar Rane, UNICEF Chief of Assam, R Chandrathan, IPS, ADGP (Communication), Govt. of Assam, Madhurima Barua Sen, Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Assam, and Dr. Ankuran Dutta, HoD, Communication and Jourlism, GU.
Altogether 45 participants from about 30 organizations of the north-eastern states who have obtained the LOI or the GOPA from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for setting up of Community Radio participated in the consultation.