SoU’s community radio to broadcast in Sanskrit

Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 06-08-2022 | 06:00 am

SoU’s community radio to broadcast in Sanskrit

Radio Unity 90 FM at Statue of Unity (SOU) will broadcast all its programmes in Sanskrit on August 12- World Sanskrit Day which will then be translated into other languages.The Narmadashtak will be explained in Sanskrit on this day and other broadcasts in the language include one about Sanskrit- A scientific language, the Life story of Sardar Patel and a discussion on his valuable contribution in uniting India.Various attractions at Ekta Nagar will also be presented in Sanskrit.The radio jockeys at the FM are Gurucharan Tadvi, Hetal Patel, Dr. Neelam Tadvi and Ganga Tadvi, all locals. These RJs were first trained in Sanskrit in Varanasi for a fortnight and then selected for the broadcast.“The community radio, Radio Unity, was conceptualised under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the occasion of World Sanskrit Day, all RJs at Radio Unity will host programs in Sanskrit,” PRO of SOU Rahul Patel said.Hetal Patel, who works as a guide at Aarogya Van and is an RJ, said it is a matter of pride for them to present their talk on Radio Unity 90 FM in Sanskrit, which is considered the mother of all languages.Around 108 guides work at Ekta Nagar of which 15 were provided training in Sanskrit. The 52-day training at Ekta Nagar was provided by Somnath Sanskrit University and Sanskrit Bharati. Thereafter, these 15 guides were sent to Varanasi for advanced training.Elaborating on this, Gurucharan Tadvi, who works as a guide at Aarogya Van and an RJ, said the guides speak six languages.“We were provided with a 52-day training in Sanskrit at Ekta Nagar and for 15 days at Kashi. Now, we have been selected to work as RJ. We provide information to visitors in Sanskrit too, besides Hindi, Gujarati and English,” he said.Tourists are guided in 6 different languages including Gujarati, Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi and Kannada on the radio.

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