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MPYC to take up issue of DDK Tura relocation

HP NEWS SERVICE
Tura, Aug 1: A delegation of Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) members, followed by their leader recently visited the Door Darshan Kendra, Tura amidst talk of the entire station being relocated to Shillong with only a program production centre to be based in the town.
There has been ongoing speculation of the DDK Tura being moved after an order from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Currently DDK – Tura is a full-fledged transmitting station.
Earlier, the Garoland State Movement Committee (GSMC) too had written to the central minister, Prakash Javadekar expressing their anguish over the move.
“This is a landmark institution in Garo Hills and has given exemplary service to the region since its establishment. The erstwhile Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting established this institution only after doing their due diligence. Before making this move of stripping it down, they should also show the same diligence. They should understand that though we are in the same state, Garo Hills is a separate entity altogether with different language, culture, etc,” MPYC president, Richard Marak said.
Marak said the move would mean not only losing an institution but also losing representation of Garos and other under-represented tribes of the region and the diverse talents it has.
The MPYC proposed that instead of stripping the institution down, an overhaul and upgrade would be better.