From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, Feb 24: “All India Radio, Dibrugarh, since its inception in February 1969, has been creating an atmosphere of understanding and brotherhood among the citizens of Assam and Aruchal Pradesh,” eminent litterateur and former president of Axam Xahitya Xabha, Dr. gen Saikia said this while iugurating the year-long golden jubilee celebration programme of All India Radio on Friday evening at the premises of the station.
In his brief yet valuable speech, he expressed hope that the station would continue rendering its services to the society in the near future too. Earlier, the golden jubilee celebration of All India Radio, Dibrugarh started on Friday morning with a host of programmes and cultural activities. A ‘Run For Peace’ was arranged on Fridaymorning from the Old High School Field to the premises of All India Radio, Dibrugarh, covering a distance of around 6 kilometres. It was flagged off by the Commandant Officer of 171 battalion of CRPF, Pradyuman Kumar, Deputy Director of All India Radio, Northeast region, Rajib Baruah, Head of Office of Dibrugarh Radio, AK Mishra and Head of Programme of All India Radio Dibrugarh, Lohit Deka.
Along with the officials of All India Radio, Dibrugarh, members of Good Morning India Club and Wake up Guys, as well as students and teachers of DHSK Kanoi College, Dibrugarh Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School, Graham Bazar Girls’ High School, Graham Bazar Boys’ High School and Public High School took part in the Run for Peace. A specially-abled student from Public High School, Dibrugarh was felicitated for participating in the run. This was followed by a programme of tree plantation that took place in the premises of All India Radio, Dibrugarh in the morning, and which witnessed the participation of a host of people, including the first announcer of the station and noted musician, Hiren Gohain and Programme Head of AIR Itagar, JB bam.
The evening saw the commencement of the year-long golden jubilee celebration of the prestigious organization. Besides Saikia, the function was graced by MP Rameswar Teli, MLA Prashanta Phukan, and eminent persolities of Dibrugarh. The night also witnessed the felicitation of the winners of the Lok Sangeet reality show Lok Sangeet Madhuri. The programme came to an end with the vote of thanks offered by the Head of Office of Dibrugarh Radio, AK Mishra.