Imagine turning on a radio frequency and you get to hear the stuff in Sanskrit at a tour to Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. Sounds weird? But it is a reality at the place. In a unique initiative, the RJs at Radio 90 FM have been given training to speak in Sanskrit and provide the listeners an education with entertaining Sanskrit.
Celebrating World Sanskrit Day, the managing director of Sardar Sarovar Nigam Ltd (SSNL), Dr. Rajiv Gupta on Sunday said, ‘World’s oldest language and India’s pride, Sanskrit, is a copious treasure of knowledge and gained worldwide respect.” He informed through a tweet that under the inspiration of PM Narendra Modi at the Statue of Unity, 15 men and women guides and radio jockeys speak impeccable Sanskrit after diligent training.
Three RJs belonging to tribal community among others have been trained in speaking Sanskrit language over last few months. “We had trained the tour guides in speaking Sanskrit earlier. Out of them, we picked up four of them including three women and gave them further training on how to talk like a RJ in Sanskrit and entertain the audiences while giving out information about SoU and other tourist attractions here,” said a SoU spokesperson.
Along with this, he also said that the RJs were given special training in handling the radio equipment, using the software as well as hardware in the studio. They were also taught voice modulation and how to keep their audiences hooked to the radio. As of now, four RJs, RJ Neelam Tadvi, RJ Ganga Tadvi, RJ Guru Tadvi and RJ Hetal Patel, all residents of Kevadia, are entertaining the listeners in Sanskrit.