17 August, 2008
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When the major Cable TV Operator of Sirsa, City Cable’s Head End Unit was gutted in a massive fire recently, a substantial chunk of TV viewers who solely depended on the services of this cable network were deprived of TV signals. The Newly started SMS News service of department of Journalism & Mass Communication of CDLU came to the rescue of NEWS hungry citizens, keeping abreast with latest National & Local NEWS headlines. This SMS service by the name of SAMACHAAR is an initiative taken by the dynamic chairperson of the department Mr. Virender Chauhan. With the AM radios already extinct, and the terrestrial TV antennas missing from the roof tops, people were left only with the SMS News from CDLU before next day’s news paper.
Mr. Chauhan is always brimming with newer concepts and ideas that he does not keep confined to the closets of his mind, but instead give them practically shape at any available opportunity. Before this SMS service Mr. Chauhan had already set up a NEWS portal for the JMC department by the name of jansanchaar (Visit: http://jansanchaar.in/index.php) (or for Related News & Video Click here), which he aptly calls online lab for the students for on-hands training. Four Light Emitting Diode (LED) Display NEWS Tickers that flash the latest news were also setup at the University Teaching Deptt. building. Another feather in cap is the in-house publication of Lab Journal. <(Click for related news)
The next venture of the CDLU-JMC department in waiting is the FM Community radio which is in the pipeline. With no FM signals around Sirsa people are looking forward already even for the test signals by trying to tune around 90 MHz signals. Mr. Chauhan told Sirsa News that he gets full cooperation from the Vice Chancellor of CDLU, Dr. KC Bhardwaj and from Haryana Government under the leadership of Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, as CM Haryana Mr. Hooda has made imparting quality education to Haryana a top priority. To Watch CM at CDLU Video Click Here