MPYC welcomes clarification by Prasar Bharati on DDK Tura

Shillong, Aug 11: Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress President Richard Marak, on Tuesday, welcomed the clarification message by Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi S Vempati which stated that reports of downgrading DDK Tura were ‘fake news’. 

Marak added that the next ‘logical move’ would be to demand for the upgradation of DDK Tura with satellite uplinking facilities, updating the outdated equipment still in use and increasing the staff strength thereby giving opportunities for local, qualified youth.

“We have already made these demands and we feel that making these upgrades will not only enhance the quality of programmes coming from this region and increase reach, but also raise the status of Prasar Bharati as a whole,” he said. 

Earlier the MPYC President had paid a visit to DDK Tura and had a discussion with the Station Director regarding the alleged move of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to strip down DDK Tura from a full-fledged transmitting station to a programme production centre.