To promote Akashvani among the younger generation and raise awareness through various channels, the regional news unit of Akashvani Guwahati organized an outreach program at Dakshin Kamrup College in Mirza .
The event saw active participation from numerous students and professors at the college’s conference hall, in collaboration with the Centre for Media Studies of Dakshin Kamrup College, a prominent educational institution in the greater Mirza region.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by Dr. Nabajyoti Das, Principal of the College, former Akashvani Officer, and renowned film directors and critics, Nayan Prasad and Utpal Dutta. Manas Pratim Sarma, Head of the Regional News Division at Akashvani Guwahati, delivered the welcoming address, outlining the objectives of Akashvani’s news and programs.
During the event, Dr. Nabajyoti Das, the Principal, expressed gratitude to the Regional News Unit of Akashvani Guwahati for organizing the event and encouraged students to take an active interest in Akashvani’s programs. Nayan Prasad, the guest of honor and a former Akashvani officer, shared insights from his 30-year career, highlighting the values of punctuality and discipline instilled by radio. Utpal Datta, another former Akashvani official and current Dean at Assam down town University, emphasized the enduring trust people place in Akashwani as a powerful medium amidst modernity’s challenges. He urged students to enjoy Akashvani programs and participate in initiatives like Yuvabani, among others. News Reader Sangita Sarma hosted the event.
Notably, the event also featured a career-oriented seminar, which was hosted by Arunima Goswami. Indian Police Service officer and Deputy Commissioner of Police for the West Guwahati Police District, Padmanabha Barua, State Youth Commission Member Dr. Ankita Dutta, and Manas Pratim Sarma took part in a panel discussion. Deputy Commissioner of Police Baruah stressed the importance of career planning during college and encouraged students to identify their innate talents and develop self-confidence. Dr. Ankita Dutta, a researcher, emphasized the significance of journalism as a profession in contemporary times, discussing the responsibilities and duties of journalists and exploring career opportunities in fields like public relations, advertising, and film media.
Furthermore, a quiz competition organized by Akashvani Guwahati marked the end of the event, with Nayan Prasad and Utpal Datta as hosts. The winning students received a radio set as a prize.