By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 13 Feb: Students of Dehradun Hills Academy (DDHA) celebrated International World Radio Day at Radio Zindagee 90.8 Radio Station – Graphic Era University campus.
A special assembly was held on the occasion of International World Radio Day at which students shared stories-reports about various aspects from the history of Radio and how the technology had changed today. It was an insightful and informative display by the young students of Dehradun Hills Academy.
Skill development is regarded highly at DDHA and time and again various measures are taken to promote the same. The school has a specific skill development curriculum whereby various live projects are taken by the students from time to time to hone their respective skills.
On the occasion of World Radio Day, the students took on a live project to understand the whole functioning of the radio station. A handful of students were selected who visited Radio Zindagee 90.8 FM Radio Station in Dehradun where they were assisted by RJ Kiran and RJ Srishti to get hands-on experience about various facets of Radio Broadcasting. The students over the course of the next few weeks will be working on writing and recording their own radio bulletins and creating a personalised radio advertisement for the school. They are being supported by their teacher in-charge, Diksha Bhati, who is helping them particularly on pronunciation and clarity of speech.
The theme for 2019 edition of World Radio Day will have mainly two sub-themes: Promoting Dialogue and Participation focuses on broadcasts that provide a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over issues, such as migration or violence against women, which can help to raise awareness among listeners and inspire understanding for new perspectives in paving the way for positive action.
Uniting Under Common Concerns addresses the fact that radio programming can also build tolerance and surpass the differences separating groups by uniting them under common goals and causes, like ensuring education for one’s children or addressing local health concerns.
On the occasion, Navneet Gairola stated that it was a very praiseworthy initiative on behalf of the school to send the students to visit the Radio Station and understand various intricacies of Radio Broadcasting.
Yossapat Sirithanthara, a student from Thailand who visited Radio Zindagee 90.8 FM Radio Station, opined, “This was my first visit ever to a radio station and it was really enjoyable and exciting understanding about the equipment, the methodology and skill set required to be a successful Radio Jockey.”
By OUR STAFF REPORTER