Saturday, December 31, 2016
40th Year Celebration and Club Day
“The contribution of Dr. Vasanthkumar Perla to the media in general and Akashvani in particular is memorable. Being a poet and writer he published over 40 works both in Kannada and Tulu, and encouraged others also in this field. He is a great personality in the area of culture, art, literature and mass media in this part of the country” said Shri Pradeepkumar Kalkura, President of Sahithya Parishath of Dakshina Kannada District. He was addressing at the annual meet of Akashvani Staff Club. Akashvani Mangaluru Staff Club celebrated 40th anniversary of Mangaluru Akashvani. And also the occasion witnessed honouring Dr. Vasanthkumar Perla, AD (P) and Programme Head who is retiring on superannuation after putting 28 ½ years service in Akashvani.
“Akashvani’s contribution for the Nation’s development is immense. Our art and culture nourished because of Akashvani” remarked Dr. K.G. Jagadeesh, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district. He was the chief guest and remembered his intimate relationship with Akashvani from his childhood. Another chief guest Sri S. Narendra Nayak remembered Akashvani’s contribution for the development of literacy and maintaining quality in broadcast.
Shri G. Ramesh Chandran DD(E) presided over the function and spoke on the advancement in the field of broadcast technology in the recent past.
Prizes were distributed to the winners who participated in the various competitions conducted on the occasion.
Dr. Sadananda Perla, Programme Executive welcomed the gathering and Sri Suryanarayana Bhat P.S., Programme Executive gave vote of thanks. Smt. Concepta Fernandes, Programme Executive compered the event.
In the end staff of AIR Mangaluru and their family members presented various cultural programs which glittered the night.
Contribution by: K. Ashok, PEX, AIR, Raichur Mob: 9449259218