Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saranarthi Sarokar aired from Pathibhara, BNS appeals UNHCR


Damak, Nov 15: Bhutan News Service (BNS) has started airing a weekly radio program, Saranarthi Sarokar from local FM station, Pathibhara from today.

A statement issued by sarokar unit of the BNS stated that the radio program, aims at informing exiled Bhutanese on three options mulled current as solution to the protracted ,crisis exclusively goes on air on every Thursday from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The release also extended gratitude for those who supported for the common cause.

“We are committed for disseminating first-hand and fair information to the exiled Bhutanese in teh camps through radio”, stated the release.

BNS, in a separate release, has appealed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Lutheran World Federation, other aid-agencies and Bhutanese citizens abroad to support such information campaign through radio.

The content generation done by BNS includes information on:- three options, core-group, UNHCR, International Organization of Migration, other aid-agencies, domestic life in camps, history of Bhutan, draft constitution and democratization, right to information and the like.

This is the only radio program run by journalists associated with BNS addressing the need of the hour. The same program is on air from Kathmandu, Nepal FM since 10 months.

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