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Academicians laud 'Betar' for disseminating information quickly

RANGPUR, Feb 13, 2018 (BSS) - Academicians at a post-rally seminar here today lauded the role of 'Betar' in quickly disseminating information and knowledge to common people at this age of digital information and communication technology.

The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) organised the seminar on 'Radio in Sports' at Heyat Maud Bhaban in the campus in observance of the World Radio Day-2018.

Earlier, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of BRUR Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah led a colourful rally, participated by teachers and students of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, on the campus.

Presided over by Head of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Dr Nazrul Islam in the chair, the VC attended the event as the chief guest.

Member of Bangladesh Community Radio Association (BCRA) and Chief Editor of Radio Chilmari Sabrina Sharmin took part as the main discussant.

Administrator of the Public Relations, Information and Publication Division of the university Professor Dr Sarifa Salowa Dina attended the event as special guest.

Moderated by Assistant Professor of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Tabiur Rahman Prodhan, teachers and students of the same department participated in the seminar.

Professor Dr Kalimullah said Bangladesh Betar is playing a remarkable role in making people aware through disseminating information and knowledge to speed up social development ensuring rights of the common people.

"Radio is very powerful because it reaches a huge audience quickly. People can get information about agriculture, health, gender, education, trade, weather, natural calamities, socio-cultural and many other issues easily through radio," he said.

Sabrina Sharmin said radio has been playing important role in informing about sports activities for decades side by side with disseminating information quickly in the remote, hardly reachable and disaster-prone areas to benefit the people.

She laid emphasis on preparing need-based radio programmes and bringing balance in contents in line with hopes and aspirations of common people to assist them in becoming educated, aware and achieving socio-cultural and economic developments.