JAMMU, Feb 13: Depart-ment of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, today started a five- day training workshop on “broadcasting skills” with the objective to reach out to the youth and enhance their employability skills and thus develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the basic skills and techniques necessary to produce audio production work in radio broadcasting.
The workshop, which coincided with World Radio Day being observed today, was inaugurated by Anjali Sharma, Station Director, Radio Kashmir Jammu, who was also the chief guest of the workshop. Suman Pal, former Station Director AIR Rohtak and AIR Jallandhar, was the guest of honor at the occasion. Prof Poonam Dhawan, former Director, DAA, was also present on the occasion.
Dr Kavita Suri, Director and Head, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, said the DLL would hold more such events which go a long way in the overall personality development of the students.
Suman Pal highlighted the history of broadcasting in India adding that radio is medium through which we see through our ears. She also briefed the participants about the importance of this workshop.
Anjali Sharma, in her address, which she presented in Dogri to highlight the importance on regional language, gave details about the importance of regional languages in Radio. She further added that radio is not about the office and announcement, more than that it is more about understanding field, the feel of field and then reaching to the hearts of people. If, radio is able to do this, then only radio can reach to the heart of people, she added.
The other speakers for the today’s technical sessions were Upinder Ambardar who spoke about codes, conducts and formats of radio. He highlighted the sensitivity of radio and also explained the general codes and specific codes of radio.
The last session was taken by Rita Yusuf, who with her vast experience in radio, shared with students about the qualities of an announcer, voice modulation, responsibilities of announcer and with the help of examples she highlighted the connect among people and radio.
The Vote of thanks was presented by Dr Pallavi Sachdeva.