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A long-cherished demand fulfilled: Tuliram

AIR’s Diphu FM transmitter inaugurated

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DIPHU, April 28: Along with 91 new AIR Frequency Modulation (FM) transmitters, the AIR FM transmitter Diphu was also inaugurated through video conferencing by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

The purpose of launching new AIR FM transmitters across the country was to boost FM radio connectivity in rural and border areas.

At AIR, Diphu the inauguration programme was attended by chief executive member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Tuliram Ronghang; Lok Sabha member Horensing Bey; MLA, Bidyasing Engleng, elected members of KAAC and others

Presently, the AIR station, Diphu, is run with 1 kilowatt Medium wave and 102.7 MHz FM. Now the frequency of FM of AIR, Diphu has been increased to 100.9 MHz with an aerial coverage of 35 km. In FM AIR, Diphu station airs local programmes, Vividh Bharati, relay on Karbi programme from AIR, Guwahati station and news.

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The CEM speaking to media persons said, “There is mentioned in the charter of demands of MoS agreement, 2021 by various armed groups of Karbi Anglong to introduce FM service in both Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong. I on behalf of the people of Karbi Anglong thank our Prime Minister for fulfilling what is there in the charter of demands.”

Sharing the news on social media, Tuliram tweeted, “At the inaugural ceremony of 91 All India Radio FM Transmitter across 18 states and Two Union Territories by Shri @narendramodi Ji Hon’ble Prime Minister, in a move to boost FM Radio connectivity in the border regions and aspirational Districts.

With @horensingbey, Hon’ble MP, Hon’ble MLA @englengbidya, EMs, MACs, Shri Dhaneshwar Engti Padmashree Awardee, Mr Chandra Sing Kro President of KCS, Mr Joanish Rongphar News Reader All India Radio Diphu were also present.”

The FM service will benefit the rural people, where there is no television as they can gather information and entertainment like songs by listening to the radio.

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Bey said culture and languages of the land can be promoted through FM service.


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