Workshop on HDBR & Air virtual Studio held

Kohima, March 28 (DIPR): With an aim to equipped the staff of All India Radio, AIR and Doordarshan with the latest and state of the art broadcasting technology, a Workshop on Hard Disc Band Recording, HDBR system and AIR virtual Studio was successfully held at All India Radio Kohima. The 5-day intensive workshop was organized by Regional Staff training Institute, Shillong. Speaking at the valedictory function today, the Superintendent Engineer of AIR Shillong, Ashish Bhatnagar said in spite of the mushrooming in multiple private channels, people still switch to the two state broadcasting units for the authenticity and veracity of information. He also said working in Radio and TV is one of the most creative jobs as there is no political pressure. While pointing out that there is a difference between being a servant and providing service, he said service is done without obligation. Bhatnagar said working in Radio and TV provides service to everyone irrespective of community and status. Recalling the contribution of AIR, the Superintendent Engineer said radio played a crucial role in making the first election of India in 1952 possible. AIR was instrumental in educating and informing the masses on how to vote, he said. Maintaining that farmers programme helped in bringing about a successful Green revolution in the country, Bhatnagar said the credit goes to small stations in disseminating information to the farmers.
In her Keynote address, the Station Director of AIR, Kohima, N. Nakhro congratulated all the participants for successfully completing the workshop. She also thanked the AIR Shillong team for the successful conduct of the workshop and expressed hope that more such workshop will be conducted in the future. Station Engineer, K.K. Rengma informed that such workshop was conducted for the first time in the state. While highlighting the need for Radio and TV to produce maximum programme at the shortest possible time and with lesser budget, the station Engineer expressed hope that the workshop will be beneficial for the trainees. He also acknowledged and thanked the Station Director for the success of the workshop by streamlining the programme and engaging manpower during the 5-day programme. Altogether 29 participants, including participants from other Northeastern states attended the workshop.