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VISIT TO THE NAMMA NAADI COMMUNITY RADIO - HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT ON NOVEMBER 11TH, 2019

The Bachelor of Arts – Journalism students of St Francis De Sales Degree College were in for a treat on 11th of November, 2019 as the department decided to take them to visit a Radio Centre - Namma Naadi Community Radio Program run by the Narayana Hrudayalaya Foundation. The students were accompanied by Asst Prof. and HOD Kusuma R and Asst Prof. Augustine Joseph.

Namma Naadi (meaning ‘Our Pulse’ in Kannada) is truly democratic in nature, airing programmes for the people and by the people of Anekal. Programmes range from awareness and education for youth to health, music, literature, culture, environment and employment-based issues, to name a few. This exposure them to the working environment and practical knowledge. The motive was to learn and supplement the classroom teaching. Mr. Venkatesh, the Station Director welcomed them and briefed about the contents, format and significance of community radios. Students got a chance to contribute to a talk show on Usage of Plastic and Alternative to Plastic in Agriculture. The interactive session and demonstration at the Radio Centre gave students the required insightful knowledge for the Communication subject.

The Community Radio programme by Narayana Hrudayalaya Foundation was established in January 2017. Namma Naadi, 90.4 FM, is a service offering by Narayana Health with the support of Narayana Hrudayalaya Foundation. It is a community radio initiative by the healthcare conglomerate serving geographic communities in and around Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru Rural. The objective of the station is to enable a platform to be heard by local institutions, communities of interest and Government stakeholders. Namma Naadi hopes to address larger issues of the community such as sanitation, crime, substance abuse, health, education and safety that are impacting our culture and day to day living.

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