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.
Member of Parliament from Rajshahi Fazle Hossain Badsha demanded this point while speaking as Chief Guest in the closing ceremony of the first round of the long term Radio Journalism Training Course held in Rajshahi on Sunday. This long term radio journalism training course arranged with the assistance of World Association for Christian Communication.
Mass communication oriented knowledge centre CCD organized this program. In his speech, Fazle Hossain Badsha called upon the government to form a separate land commission to preserve the housing and agro-land of the indigenous people from the grasp of the land grabbers. Later he distributed certificates among the female participants of the long-term radio journalism training course.
Presided by CCD Chairman and noted journalist S M A Qader, the program was addressed as special guests by Chairperson of Association for Development Agencies of Bangladesh (ADAB) Rajshahi Chapter Proshanto Saha, General Secretary of National Indigenous Council Robindronath Soren and Chairman of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Rajshahi University Moshihur Rahman. CCD Director and media personality G M Mourtoza conducted the program held at Haji Muntazul Hoque Auditorium at Monafer Morh in the city.
Notably, a total of 37 delegates from Saontal, Urao, Mahato, Malo, Munda, Dolit, Hajong, Garo and Chakma indigenous communities are taking part in the radio journalism training course. Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Rajshahi University Dulal Chandra Biswas, Moshihur Rahman, 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.