By: Mohit Behl
Dharamsala: Spirituality went technical today in Dharamsala when His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated the first licensed community radio station in Himachal Pradesh. The radio station named Tashi Delek 90.4 FM was launched at the Tibetan Children Village.
Named after Tibetan greeting ‘Tashi Deleck’, meaning hello/good luck/may many good things come to you/ blessings and greetings , the goal of the radio station is to serve the Tibetan, Indian and expatriate communities of the region with excellent music and timely local information. The radio station also intends to tie up with local NGO’s in surrounding areas which are in need of a community radio but can’t afford one. Besides this, young wannabe broadcasters will also be taught at the radio station.
Tsewang Yeshi, president of Tibetan Children’s Village school said, “The purpose of this radio station is to serve the local community, educating them about health and social issues, and at the same time to provide information and entertainment.” Tashi Delek 90.4 FM is broadcast from the main Tibetan Children’s Village School in upper Dharamsala. It has a station manager with six student programme contributors and five volunteers.