Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurated high power transmitters at one of the highest Radio Stations in the world at Humbatingla in Kargil Ladakh, today. The Minister inaugurated Two – 10kW High Power Transmitters of All India Radio FM radio station and Doordarshan at an altitude of 13 thousand 300 feet from mean sea level at Humbatingla in Batalik of Kargil. Transmitters would improve the transmission and the reach in the region especially in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Anurag Thakur said opening the services of two transmitters of AIR and DD together, is a milestone moment for the public broadcaster in the region. He said the new transmitters would counter the neighbor’s propaganda and reach the right information to the public. Minister also complimented the services of All India Radio in taking the government schemes and programmes to the remotest places of Ladakh region.
Anurag Thakur informed that thirty thousand units of DD Free Dishes with 130 channels, would be distributed to the border village public for free. He said unique cultures of Kargil and Leh in Ladakh will be introduced to the world through the increased air time on All India Radio and Doordarshan in Ladakh. As part of this, he said, the Himalayan Film Festival was inaugurated to encourage the film industry to project Ladakh as a destination of the industry.
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, CEC Feroz Ahmed Khan and Member of Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgyal also spoke on the occasion. All India Radio Principal Director General N. Venudhar Reddy and Doordarshan Director General Mayank Agarwal also participated in the inaugural programme. Earlier, Anurag Thakur inspected the Humbatingla high power transmitters, relay facilities and enquired the technical specifications of the transmission and the reach.