| 20 Apr 2024
North Eastern Service of All India Radio completes 25 years, celebrations tomorrow

NEW DELHI: A Seminar and Special cultural extravaganza ‘Silver Waves’ are being held tomorrow, 6 November 2015, to mark the silver jubilee of the North Eastern Service of All India Radio (AIR), Shillong.

The seminar on ‘Service and Impact of North Eastern Service’ will be held at the KJP Assembly Hall from 11 am to 1 pm. Dr Helen Giri (Retired Head, Department of Creative Art, NEHU), Sri Rubaiyat -ul Ali (Technical Director, National Informatics Centre, Guwahati) and Mr. Ashish Bhatnagar (DDG Engineering , AIR, Pune) will be among the main speakers.

‘Silver Waves’ a grand cultural extravaganza will take place at U So So Tham Auditorium from 4:30 pm onwards, with Meghalaya Governor- V. Shanmuganathan as chief guest. Cultural troupes from all the eight North Eastern states are also expected to perform at the event.

The North Eastern Service of AIR, Shillong, started on 3 January 1990. It started to create a sense of unison and mutual understanding among the different ethnic and communities of the region, to acquaint people with various trends and aspects of Indian cultural heritage, and infuse a sense of belonging and solidarity with the rest of India, apart from disseminating information about the socio- cultural life of the people of this region and apprise the people of the common thread that binds the country together and to help and motivate people for participation in various developmental schemes offered by the Government for the welfare and upliftment of the people of the North East in particular.

For the last 25 years, the North Eastern Service of AIR has been originating programmes for development and preservation of the rich cultural heritage of its people who have a varied and distinct identity. It is now also accessible all over the country through Freedish, the DTH service of Doordarshan.