Mangaluru, Mar 12: The Radio Sarang 107.8 FM, the Community Radio of St Aloysius College (Auotnomous), Mangaluru inaugurated its Decennial year ‘Dasha Sambhrama’ on Tuesday, March 12 at Eric Mathias Hall. Sri Sri Sri Ekagamyananda Swamiji of Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru inaugurated the programme. J R Lobo, former MLA, cine artiste Devdas Kapikad were the guests. Rector of St Aloysius Institutions, Fr Dionysius Vaz presided over the programme. Principal Fr Dr Praveen Martis and director of Radio Sarang Fr Dr Melwyn Pinto were present on the dais.
On the auspicious occasion, a seminar was arranged for the students. Manohar Prasad, Bureau Chief of Udayavani, Mangaluru and Dr Narendra Rai Derla were the resource persons.
During the programme, large umbrellas were distributed for 5 needy street vendors of the city who also are Radio Sarang listeners. They were Irene D’Souza, Nelluraya, Smt Indu, Kamala Elyar Padav and M M Malagi (Samosa Ajja). Besides this, an intercollegiate radio drama competition was arranged.
Registrar, Dr A M Narahari, Ganesh Amin Sankamar, Dr Alwyn D’Sa were present during the programme.
Fr Dr Melwyn Pinto welcomed the gathering. Programme coordinator, Abhishek Shetty Padil compered the programme. Roshan Crasta rendered the vote of thanks.
Sri Ekagamyananda Swamiji, in his inaugural address, explained the differences between Radio and other modes of communication. He said that the Radio is significantly unique and different from the visual media. Listening to the pleasant and meaningful messages in the Radio and reflecting on them as well as putting them into practice is a special experience. It does not limit itself to a few areas but encompasses everything. He appreciated the noble work done by Radio Sarang and St Aloysius College.
J R Lobo unveiled the Decennial logo of Radio Sarang and said that the employees of the Community radio have been rendering yeomen service to the people of Dakshina Kannada by reaching its message to the last, the least and the lost. In an age where violence and negativity dominates, Radio Sarang is upholding values of harmony and mutual co-existence.
Film actor and director Devdas Kapikad enumerated his affiliation and affection with Radio Sarang.
Fr Dionysius Vas, rector, Aloysian Institutions in his presidential address congratulated the service rendered by Radio Sarang in the last 10 years. He said that we need to look at the society with compassion. Hence awareness, understanding and culture need to be reached to common man and Radio Sarang has been doing it meaningfully and consistently.
Principal of the college Fr Dr Praveen Martis shared the story of the inception and steady growth of Radio Sarang. He wished that many more excellent and innovative programmes would be broadcast by the community radio.