Community radio can play significant role for the socio-economic development and preservation of the language and culture of the indigenous people. Therefore, establishment of a separate community radio for the indigenous people has been demanded.
Editors of different newspapers published from Rajshahi demanded this point in the closing ceremony of the first phase of the long term Radio Journalism Training Course held in Rajshahi on Saturday. Mass communication oriented knowledge centre CCD organized this program. Editor of the Dainik Barta S M A Quader, Editor of the daily Natun Provat Sarder Abdur Rahman and Editor of the daily Sunshine Tasiqul Islam Bakul addressed the function as honorable guests.
The training course was arranged with the cooperation of IPDC of UNESCO. In the closing ceremony of the training course editors also said, because of various reasons, language, tradition, culture and folk knowledge of the indigenous communities of the northern region are getting extinct, which is a matter of great regret. They said, if a separate community radio station is set up for the indigenous communities, their language, tradition, culture and folk knowledge can be easily preserved.
CCD Director media personality G M Mourtoza conducted the function held at Haji Muntazul Hoque Auditorium at Monafer Morh in the city. Program Organiser of CCD Manik Soren, trainees Mitali Kishku and Srijol Tigga presented welcome address in the function. Program Coordinator of CCD Golam Rabbani, Mostafijur Rahman Goni, Program Organiser Manik Soren, Organiser Sadik Fatima Kanon, Mostafijur Rahman Sun, Akhiduzzaman Akhib and Rashedul Islam Russel assisted the training course.
Notably, a total of 32 delegates from Saontal, Urao, Mahato, Malo, Munda, Dolit, Hajong, Garo and Chakma indigenous communities are taking part in the radio journalism training course. Chairman of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Rajshahi University Moshihur Rahman, Professor Dulal Chandra Biswas, Shatil Shiraj and media personality G M Mourtoza conducted the sessions in the first round of the training course titled as Training on Basic Radio Journalism.