Army starts its own FM radio in north Kashmir

The Army Thursday inaugurated its own FM station ‘Radio Chinar 90.4’

A statement of the Army issued here said that the first of its kind initiative in north Kashmir, the ‘Radio Chinar 90.4’ was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding Chinar Corps Lt Gen B S Raju at Mazbug, Sopore in presence of Maj Gen H S Sahi, General Officer Commanding Kilo Force.

It said that the reach of the radio station would be Sopore, Bandipora and Baramulla districts.

The statement said that the radio station had been started with an aim to revitalise the connect within different segments of the community.

“This will provide a good platform for community dialogue, sharing of information, art and culture. It will also build a community environment, which is better connected with issues which are local and important to the community,” the statement of the Army said.

It said that the radio station would highlight and showcase the hidden talent of north Kashmir, especially local entrepreneurs, musicians, sportsman and artists.

“The radio station will be run by local radio jockeys from north Kashmir. It also provides a platform for people of all age groups to share their experiences and spread awareness about drug abuse and other social causes,” the Army statement said. “The radio station will also be available on social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube to provide uninterrupted service to a wider audience.”

During the inauguration ceremony, General Officer Commanding Chinar Corps Lt Gen B S Raju, who was the chief guest on the occasion dedicated the radio station to the peace and development of Kashmir.