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College community radio embarks on Indo-Nepal friendship tour

Press Trust of India  |  Darjeeling (WB) 

Officials of a college community radio in today set out on an ' Friendship Tour', with a team of radio jockeys visiting seven institutions in the nation.

The week-long tour, essentially a roadshow on car, is managed by the alumni of Sonada (SCS) here, and marks its 80th year celebrations, as well as the 25th year of the Society,

of 'Radio Salesian' - considered to be the first college radio in Bengal and the entire North East

The journey began this morning from Sonada, passing through the Kakrabitta border near Siliguri and proceeded to from where the Centre, Nepal, took over and reached in West

The team members include and SCS vice-principal Prof C M Paul, along with and radio Samir Chhetri, senior radio Sagar Rai and

"The programme will consist of visiting institutions, as well as plus-two (senior secondary) schools along the way (Kakrabitta, Birtamod, Dharan, Biratnagar, and Kathmandu) to promote higher education in Salesian College, and the Siliguri campus," said

Chhetri added, "We will also make radio programmmes on 25 years of Society and interact with community radio stations, especially in - the cradle of Society in "

The Society began in 1992 with the centre, in eastern Nepal, initiated by the late Fr George Alakulam, who ventured out from School, Mirik.

The Salesians then reached Sirsia (1996), followed by the capital, Kathmandu, with two centres - in Lubhu, established in 1996, and Thecho in 2001 after which came Baroul and Chakkarghatty (2014) in East

This was followed by in 2017, and the total of seven houses are managed by 18 Salesians from various states across

The Society is engaged in a variety of ministries (activities) dedicated to the country's young people.

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First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 12:00 IST