Mangalore: SAC Community Radio Sarang 107.8 Celebrates Third Anniversary
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Oct 24: Community Radio Sarang 107.8 FM, run by St Aloysius College (Autonomous) celebrated its third anniversary at the College premises here on Wednesday October 24.
The anniversary celebration was presided over by Fr Swebert D’Silva, principal of the College and director of Radio Sarang.
Umanath Kotian, president of Tulu Sahitya Academy, Ashok, broadcast operator of Akashvani and Rohini, press officer shared the dais.
The programme was inaugurated by Umanath Kotian with a clapboard.
Speaking on the occasion, Umanath Kotian said that he was proud of St Aloysius College for the service it renders. He lauded the institution for running Sarang as a community radio in entertaining and informing people, rather than going commercial.
"These days people have lost faith in media like newspaper and television as they spread false news at times, but this is not the case when it comes to radio," he said, appreciating the Sarang team for their tremendous growth in a short span.
"I am sure Radio Sarang will grow to a greater level and be a role model to all," he added.
In his presidential address, Fr Swebert said that the foremost aim of the Radio Sarang was to be a tool for education, to those who could not get into the college, and secondly to uphold the tradition and culture of Mangalore. He thanked people for liking the community radio and thus being a part of its growth.
He also remembered those who contributed to the growth of Sarang and thanked them, and lauded the efforts put in by the team and wished that its popularity grows further.
Rohini and Ashok also spoke on the occasion. They appreciated Radio Sarang and wished success in its future endeavours.
On the occasion, 31 members who contributed to the growth of the radio were honoured. These included Basti Vaman Shenoy, Raju Gorigudda, Bola Chitaranjan Das, Sanjay Suvarna, Damodar Bangera, Konaje Ramachandra Rao, Krishnamoorthy.
Cultural programmes entertained the gathering.
Community Radio SARANG 107.8FM broadcasts in Konkani, Tulu, Kannada, English, Beary, Malayalam and Hindi. Majority of the programmes, which include talks, interviews, phone-ins, songs, poetry, stories and chat-shows, are contributed by local communities.
Br Jerrin Chandan, assistant director of Sarang welcomed and Abhishek compered.
Fr Melwyn D'Cunha, Fr Leo D'Souza, Fr Walter Andrade, Narahari, registrar of the College among others were present.