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News |  12 Oct 2007 22:39 |  By RnMTeam

Punjab Rang Radio FM 95 launched

MUMBAI: Punjab Chief Minister, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi honoured the ceremony of and inaugurated Punjab Rang Radio FM 95 at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture.

The launch of Punjab Rang Radio FM 95 is an important step towards the promotion of the Punjabi language. Nine centres were being established to spread the voice of FM 95 throughout the province. He said that the radio channel would be heard not only in Punjab but also in other provinces and in India.

The Prime Minister commented that the government had taken far-reaching and practical steps for the protection and promotion of the Punjabi language. He said that the government had established the Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture for the promotion of the Punjabi language, literature, poetry and music so that the language could be promoted practically.

The scope of Radio FM 95 was spread over a 140-km radius and it would be heard in Gujrat, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sahiwal and Talagang, Amratsar, Batala and Jalandhar. The government has established a powerful radio station so that people living in far-flung areas could hear its voice clearly. The radio channel would play a very important role in informing the people about the steps taken by the government in the education, health, agriculture and other sectors.

The government would take concrete steps for the promotion of the Punjabi language in the light of proposals by those intellectuals. The government hopes that the beautiful building of the Punjabi Institute would be opened soon.Chief Minister gave away shields to renowned intellectual Syed Sibtul Hassan Zaigham, Editor monthly Lehran Akhtar Hussain Akhtar, former director general Radio Pakistan Saleem Gillani, renowned Punjabi compere Riaz Mahmood and expert of radio technology Ravi Dawani in recognition of their services for the promotion of Punjabi literature and language.Ashfaq Gondal and Dr Shaista Nuzhat also addressed on this occasion. Provincial Minister for Literacy & Non-Formal Education Dr Muhammad Shafiq, Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Saba Sadiq and a large number of intellectuals and journalists were present on the occasion.