The celebration was marked by unveiling of monolith at the AIR Kohima station by state Governor Ashwani Kumar in presence of Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar and other officials.
AIR Kohima was commissioned on January 4, 1963 as the 36th station in the country amidst political unrest in Naga inhabited areas at a makeshift hill type rented house.
At present, it has a full-fledged office complex and runs 16 news bulletins, including 14 in local dialect, English and Nagamese news, besides several local programmes and music.
In his address, the Governor said AIR Kohima has been instrumental in preserving and promoting the art and culture of Nagaland as well as strengthening the unity and integrity of the state.
On behalf of the state government, he congratulated all present and past staff of AIR Kohima for working cohesively to bring AIR Kohima to the present position. Sircar in his address said an FM radio station could be established in Kohima by March next year.
A cultural programme presented by 15 different tribes of Nagaland enthralled the gathering.
Source: DD News